U.S. envoy to U.N. to visit Syria border ahead of Russia showdown

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By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will visit the Turkish border with Syria this week ahead of a likely showdown with Russia in the U.N. Security Council over the extension of a cross-border humanitarian aid operation. Thomas-Greenfield will visit Turkey from Wednesday to Friday, meeting with senior Turkish officials, U.N. agencies, aid groups and Syrian refugees, senior officials with the U.S. mission to the United Nations said on Tuesday. Thomas-Greenfield will “convey the United States’ strong support for humanitarian acc…

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