Kerry softens deadline for Syria 'transition' agreement

'The August date is not a drop date, it's a target date, and we all recognise that if we make significant progress and we're moving we will respect that process,' US Secretary of State says

Kerry softens deadline for Syria 'transition' agreement

World Bulletin / News Desk

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the August 1 date set for Syria's warring parties to agree the framework of a political transition is a "target" not a deadline.

Under the terms of the peace plan agreed by the UN Security Council, Bashar al-Assad's regime and his opposition had until August to agree the outlines of a political process.

But, speaking after a meeting of the International Syria Support Group, Kerry said: "The August date is not a drop date, it's a target date, and we all recognise that if we make significant progress and we're moving we will respect that process."

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