The meeting was to have discussed plans for an international peace conference to end the civil war in Syria.
But a senior State Department official said in a statement the meeting was called off “given our ongoing consultations about the appropriate response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria on Aug. 21.”
The meeting was to have been between Wendy Sherman, undersecretary for political affairs at the State Department and US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, and Russian deputy foreign ministers Gennady Gatilov and Mikhail Bogdanov.
“We will work with our Russian counterparts to reschedule the meeting,” the senior official said, adding that the chemical weapons attack demonstrated the need for a “comprehensive and durable political solution” to end the bloodshed.
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