January 24, 2018 / 3:12 PM / 7 months ago

Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine -State Dept

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the ongoing crises in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine in a call on Wednesday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

“On Syria, the two discussed Russia’s role in ensuring the Assad regime plays a constructive role in the UN-led Geneva process,” Nauert said in statement. Tillerson also pressed “all parties” to implement UN-led action on North Korea and called for an end to escalating violence in Ukraine, she added. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and Katanga Johnson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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