Russian, US Ideas on Syria Safe Zones Could Be Compatible - De Mistura

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al Muallem attends a news conference after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow Russia

Trump "also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East", the White House said.

He also said US President Donald Trump had ordered strikes against a Syrian air base last month - a response to an alleged chemical attack against civilians - in order to "present his credentials" to US political and lobby groups.

Lavrov and Trump did not agree to any "specific approaches" to Syria during their meeting on Wednesday, McMaster said.

However, Syria's opposition rejected the Russian plan, calling it a threat to the country's territorial integrity. "We're going to stop the killing and the death (in Syria)".

The meeting with Sergei Lavrov was the highest-level public contact between Trump and the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin since Trump took office on January 20.

The US and Iran should show "compromise and flexibility" in helping secure the so-called deescalation zones proposed by Russian Federation to shore up a Syrian ceasefire, President Vladimir Putin's Middle East envoy, Mikhail Bogdanov, told reporters in Sochi on Thursday, Bloomberg reported.

Earlier in the day, Lavrov held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral concerns.

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Since the end of Obama's presidency in January, the United States has gradually withdrawn from the diplomatic process, leaving Russian Federation to take the lead.

The agreement calls for the creation of four "de-escalation zones" to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for humanitarian aid deliveries. "We will continue to work".

Over the past six years, Moscow and Washington have sparred multiple times over the conflict in Syria, especially concerning Assad's fate.

Several ceasefires have been agreed on since Syria's conflict broke out in 2011, but they have failed to permanently stem the fighting.

The U.S., along with some European allies, has imposed several rounds of economic sanctions on Russian Federation in response to what they called the annexation of Crimea and destabilizing activities in eastern Ukraine.

It brings together the eight countries bordering the Arctic Ocean - Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States.

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