New sanctions over Syria: London talks on the situation in Syria
Politics18:00 Oct. 17, 2016

London talks on the situation in Syria

Kerry assured new economic sanctions against Moscow might be introduced

On Sunday the 16th October, US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks on the situation in Syria with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London, a day after Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other top diplomats in Switzerland.

Kerry expressed readiness to introduce new economic restrictions against Moscow if the situation with Aleppo bombing continues.

Read also Russian airstrike kills 11 in Syria's Idlib

According to him, crimes against humanity occur daily in Syria, that's why such actions must be punished. Washington and its Western partners will continue to put the pressure on the regime of Assad and those who support him.

Boris Johnson also urged Russia to "do the right thing by humanity and the people of Syria" with committing to a ceasefire.

Read also US broadens Syria talks after failure of truce deal with Russia

However, no European country has put forward any proposals for further sanctions against Russia yet.

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