Kerry, who arrived in Paris yesterday to pay respects to victims of Friday's militant attacks, said agreements reached last week at Vienna peace talks on Syria, meant the country could be "weeks away, conceivably, of a big transition".
Speaking to reporters after meetings French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris, Kerry referred to independently conducted US and Russian air strikes in Syria.
"At the moment, it's matter of making certain we are hitting the right targets and we are not running any risk of conflict among ourselves," he said. "But it's possible that if the political process moves more rapidly, there could be greater level of exchange of information and so forth.

"Iran, Russia ready for a ceasefire, the United States ready for ceasefire," he said. "But there needs to be legitimacy to this process. So the faster Russia and Iran give life to this process, the faster the violence can taper down and we can isolate Daesh (Islamic State) and al Nusra and begin to do what our strategy has always set out to do”, Kerry added.


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