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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ...
U.S. wants Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power. Russia opposes any 'external meddling' in Syrian affairs. (June 29)
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[Notes:St. Petersburg, Russia - 29 June 2012][Notes:Source -- Pool video]1. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walk into room together, pose for picture, Lavrov gives Clinton a gift and they walk outUPSOUND:Reporter (off camera) - "Mr. Lavrov, are you agreeing on this Annan plan?"Lavrov - "We are agreeing on most things."2. Clinton and Lavrov sit down to a working dinner3. Push in to Clinton4. Pan to Lavrov5. Pull out to wide of room ------------BC-Syria Diplomacy,130US, Russia discuss Syria ahead of Geneva talksClinton, Lavrov hold talks on Syria; Russian diplomat cites agreement 'on most things'Associated Press= ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) _ The top U.S. and Russian diplomats have held talks on Syria ahead of an international conference on Saturday that aims to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met for about an hour Friday in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Lavrov told reporters afterward that the two "are agreeing on most things." The former Cold War foes have clashed repeatedly since violence broke out in Syria 16 months ago. The U.S. wants Assad to leave power. Russia opposes any "external meddling" in Syrian affairs. The U.S., Russia and other world powers are gathering in Geneva on Saturday. U.N. mediator Kofi Annan wants them to agree on a plan calling for a national unity government in Syria.(****END****) VIDEO SOURCE: pool-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): none--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: BC-Syria Diplomacy,130