US would consider no-fly zone in Syria if Russia agrees

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The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia joint efforts to stabilise war-torn Syria, including no-fly zones, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. He added the US wanted to discuss with Russia the use of on-the-ground ceasefire observers and the coordinated delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians.

"If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria's political future," Tillerson said in a statement on Wednesday ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit in Germany.

The statement made no mention of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's future. The US largely blames Assad for the six years of civil war and has called on him to step down.

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