Kerry to discuss Belgium attacks during trip to Moscow
US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss the Belgium attacks with Russian officials during his visit to Moscow on March 23-24, although the primary focus of the trip will be Syria, a State Department official told reporters.
"The prime reason for [Kerry] going to Moscow is of course Syria. It's impossible to divorce that discussion from what happened in Brussels, particularly if it turns out that... [Daesh] claims of responsibility [for the attack] are true," the official stated on Tuesday, according to Sputnik.
Earlier on Tuesday, a series of blasts hit Brussels' Zaventem airport and a city-center metro station, killing at least 34 people and injuring more that 230 others. The Belgian authorities are treating the explosions as part of a coordinated terrorist attack.
The State Department representative also noted that Kerry's discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior officials in Moscow would primarily be focused on the Syrian political process, cessation of hostilities and delivery of humanitarian aid.
On Wednesday, Kerry is slated to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavro to discuss the ceasefire and aid situation in conflict-torn Syria, according to Russian Deputy