Russia says U.S. and U.N. agree Syria needs political solution

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Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:27 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi agreed at a Geneva meeting on Friday that only a political solution could end the violence in Syria, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry said in a statement the three had agreed to meet again in New York on the sidelines of a U.N. General Assembly meeting later this month, for more talks on holding an international peace conference on Syria.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by Andrew Roche)