"They also agreed to compare calendars to try to set a first bilateral meeting in the coming weeks," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
"On Syria, they discussed the importance of the US and Russia using their respective influence on the parties in support of a viable political transition process," she said.
"The Secretary (of State) underscored the urgency of ending the bloodshed, preventing further deterioration of the institutions of the state, and protecting the rights of all Syrians and helping them to resist extremism and further sectarian strife," she added.Fancy US now using new words “…respective influence…” or “… respectable nation…” O man what on their sleeves in this time around? Bombshell?!