U.S. Department of State(LONDON) — The U.S. and the U.K. are considering economic sanctions against Syria and Russia because of the ongoing bombing in Aleppo.
After talks looking to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters they were considering increased pressure against the Syrian government and its supporters.
“When a great power is involved in a fight like this, as Russia has chosen to be by going there and then putting its missiles in place in order to threaten people against military action, it raises the stakes of confrontation,” Kerry said about Russia’s involvement.
Johnson also added the need for bringing those responsible for the violence before the International Criminal Court.
“These things will eventually come to bite the perpetrators of these crimes and they should think about it now,” he said.
A ceasefire was established last month in a deal between the U.S. and Russia, but collapsed after a few days. Johnson urged Russia to “[get] back to the negotiating table in Geneva,” saying committing to a ceasefire was the “right thing by humanity and the people of Syria.”
Kerry said there were some “new ideas” discussed that will be tested in the coming days that he said he hoped could bring them back to a cessation of hostilities.
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