February 12, 2016 / 12:09 AM / 2 years ago

Germany says time will tell if Syria deal successful

MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign minister said on Friday a deal between major powers to reduce violence in Syria could only be judged if it was successful in the coming days.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrives for a joint news conference with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (not seen) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

“We will only be able to see whether this was a breakthrough in a few days,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.

Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Sandra Maler

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