Kerry and Hollande hold talks in Paris

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Syria and Iran led the agenda in first official talks between new US Secretary of State John Kerry and French President François Hollande.

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New US Secretary of State John Kerry has held his first official meeting with France’s leadership amid increasing efforts by both countries to bolster Syria’s opposition, reports Time magazine.

Kerry met Wednesday with French President François Hollande in Paris, chatting in French on the front steps of the Elysée Palace.

The war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program have topped the agenda of Kerry’s tour of Europe and the Middle East.

Officials in the United States and Europe said Tuesday the US administration is nearing a decision on whether to provide non-lethal assistance to carefully vetted fighters opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.


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