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(CNN) – The Syria peace talks ended on a sour note in Geneva over the weekend, with no progress and plenty of finger-pointing to show for it.
Syria's foreign minister accused the U.S. of creating a "negative climate" for the talks. But Secretary of State John Kerry laid it all on the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
"They have refused to open up one line of discussion legitimately about the transition government and it is very clear that Assad is continuing to try to win this from the battlefield rather than come to negotiating table in good faith," Kerry said.
This is not just fighting far away and out of sight. The United Nations says there are nearly 2.5 million Syrian refugees, and although the UN stopped updating the death toll in Syria, a pro-opposition group says more than 7,000 children have died. CNN cannot independently confirm those numbers.
Senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations' Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto join "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.
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