Sept. 13 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said meetings with Russian counterpart are progressing but that more work needs to be done. Julie Noce reports.
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Day two of meetings between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding Syria's chemical weapons disarmament plan.
The leaders met with United Nations special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.
During a news conference Kerry said talks would continue later this month in New York after both parties had a chance to do some 'homework.'
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY, SAYING:
"We both agreed to do that homework and meet again in New York around the time of the U.N. General Assembly around the 28th in order to see if it is possible then to find a date for that conference much of which will obviously depend on the capacity to have success here in the next day, hours, days on the subject of the chemical weapons."
Lavrov praised Kerry for his continued dedication to finding a compromise the conflict.
The leaders said ultimately they hope to nail down a date for a Geneva 2 Middle East peace conference.