The US and Britain are considering the imposition of new economic sanctions against Syria and Russia due to the aggravation of the situation around Aleppo, said after talks in London of the British and American foreign Ministers, Boris Johnson and John Kerry,
“We are considering further sanctions, and President Obama have not stopped to consider any possibility at this stage… We will decide in the next few days in the context of the ongoing discussions,” Kerry quoted by TASS.
Johnson, speaking at a joint press conference, added: “We must not reduce the pressure on the Assad regime, Russia and Iran. We need to ratchet up this pressure.” He said that possible sanctions will be economic in nature. The British foreign Secretary expressed confidence that the Russian and Syrian authorities will not be able to win the war in Syria.
The meeting took place in London the day after the negotiations in Lausanne in the Swiss city, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov invited, and in London – no. In addition to Kerry in the British capital was attended by the foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the representatives of depodesta Germany, Italy, UAE, Turkey and the European Union.
Following the breakdown of a September truce, the Syrian army with the support of Russian aviation has been constant shelling rebel-held Eastern Aleppo. The bombing regularly killed civilians. The West accuses the Assad regime and its allies of committing war crimes.