Washington Post: U.S. suspends efforts to work with Russia on Syria cease-fire
The United States has suspended plans for coordinating counterterrorism strikes in Syria with Russia and negotiations over a cease-fire, the State Department said Monday.
“Unfortunately, Russia failed to live up to its own commitments” to suspend bombing of civilian areas and facilitate humanitarian aid shipments, spokesman John Kirby said in a statement, “and was also either unwilling or unable to ensure Syrian regime adherence to the arrangements to which Moscow agreed.”
The suspension, threatened by the Obama administration last week amid an ongoing brutal bombing campaign by Syria and Russia in Aleppo, came amid worsening relations with Russia across a broad array of issues and trouble spots.
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WNU Editor: The Russian reaction .... 'There's no alternative’: Russian UN envoy says US decision to suspend Syria contacts ‘regrettable' (RT). More here .... Moscow: US Failed in Its Syria Commitments, Tries to Shift Blame on Russia (Sputnik).
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