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U.S. Threatens To Cut Bilateral Ties With Russia On Syria

John Kerry told his foreign counterpart that Russia must move to end the assault on Aleppo.
US Secretary of State John Kerry makes opening remarks during a ministerial meeting at Tufts University in Medford, Massachus
US Secretary of State John Kerry makes opening remarks during a ministerial meeting at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts on September 24, 2016.

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United States threatened on Wednesday to halt its joint work with Russia on Syria unless Russia moved to end the assault on Aleppo and to restore a defunct ceasefire, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry conveyed the message in a call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in which he voiced “grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Syria” and said Washington holds Moscow responsible for the situation, including the use of incendiary bombs in an urban environment, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

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