Kerry: ‘U.S. on Verge of Ending Syria Cease-Fire Talks With Russia Over Aleppo Bombings’

Washington, – The United States is on the verge of ending its Syria discussions with Russia over continued bombing of the besieged city of Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

The U.S. and Russia have been trying to negotiate a cease-fire in the war-torn nation, but Kerry said “the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable” and that around 400 civilians have been killed there in the last eight days. “I think we’re on the verge of suspending the discussion because it’s irrational in the context of the type of bombing taking place,” Kerry said at an event in Washington, D.C..

Kerry on Sept. 9 announced that the U.S. and Russia had reached a cease-fire agreement. But the cease-fire has been repeatedly breached, and Syria’s military has launched a massive new offensive.

Source: Qatar News Agency