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>> We don't wanna have a deal for the sake of a deal.>> Nearly ten hours of talks, but still no agreement on Syria. The U.S. and Russia wrangling over how to restore a nationwide ceasefire, and ultimately end the civil war. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have been locked in negotiations in Geneva.
They insist a deal is close, but are short on details.>> In the next days, our experts will be meeting here in Geneva to conclude the few remaining technical issues.>> However, Reuters Christian Lowe sees one big obstacle that stands in the way.>> Russia is waiting until the next U.S. President arrives.
They view the Obama administration as a lame duck administration. They don't believe, really, that any lasting deal could be made with this administration.>> The talks come as Syrian rebels effectively surrendered the Damascus suburb of Darayya after a grueling four year siege. The government retaking the town in exchange for letting residents flee to another rebel held city.
The deal highlighting more differences between the U.S. and Russia, Kerry saying it was a breach by the Syrian regime. Lavrov calling it an example to be repeated.