Kerry: Russia and U.S. can cooperate despite disagreements

From right: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow.

From right: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hopeful that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend a meeting on Syria scheduled to take place in New York at the end of this week.

Speaking at his meeting with Lavrov in Moscow on Dec. 15, Kerry said "despite the disagreements existing between Russia and the United States, Russia has shown that it is possible to work and cooperate in an effective manner."

"Russia made a significant contribution on the Iran nuclear agreement and now in both the Vienna discussions, Russia has been a significant contributor to the progress that we have been able to make," Kerry added.

The United States and Russia agree that the Islamic State (ISIS) is a common threat for all countries and negotiations with the terrorist organization cannot be held, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

"Russia and the United States agree that [ISIS] is a threat to everybody, to every country, [and] that there is no negotiation," Kerry said.

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