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US Secretary of State John Kerry raised questions Friday about Russia's commitment to peace in Syria, warning that delivery of Russian S-300 air defense missiles would be "not helpful."

Kerry's comments at a news conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle came ahead of a preparatory meeting in Geneva next week on a US-Russian bid for a peace conference on Syria.

"In Geneva, we will test who is serious. Are Russians serious about pushing for that? I believe they are. President (Vladimir) Putin said they are, (Foreign Minister) Sergei Lavrov has said it and they are trying to organize.


"Now, it is not helpful to have the S-300 transferred to the region while you are trying to organize this peace and create peace," he said.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad suggested this week that his government has already received delivery of the advanced air defense missiles, but on Friday, Russian media reported they had not yet been delivered.

AFP, photo by N.A.T.O