NEW YORK German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday that world powers must look to see if there is a way back to negotiations on a Syria truce "or if this has already become hopeless."
Steinmeier was speaking on his way into a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which includes Russia and the United States, after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over.
(Reporting by John Irish, writing Michelle Nichols)
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