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Conflicts in Yemen, Syria to be major focus at UN summit

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Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:19 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at United Nations headquarters.Craig Ruttle/AP

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at United Nations headquarters.

A Shiite Houthi rebel holds his weapon as he attends a rally to protest Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen.Hani Mohammed/AP

A Shiite Houthi rebel holds his weapon as he attends a rally to protest Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

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Conflicts in Syria and Yemen will be a major focus of discussion during the United Nations summit this week, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

“We need to achieve peace and a way forward in Syria, in Yemen, in the region itself,” Kerry said after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif. “There are opportunities this week, through these discussions, to make some progress.”

Kerry met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Ahmad al-Jubeir later in the day.

Zarif said the situation in the Middle East, as well as a deadly stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, “have been disastrous and we need to address them.”

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