The US Just Ended Syrian Peace Talks With Russia
The decision was not taken lightly, and the U.S. blames Russia for continuing to cause massive civilian casualties in cities like Aleppo.By Lindsay Gloor | October 3, 2016
"What's happening in Syria is tragic, and it is deeply concerning. And it is something that the Russians have been complicit in for a year now," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
The U.S. Department of State announced Monday that talks with Russia about a cease-fire in Syria will be suspended. A State Department spokesman went on to say the decision was not taken lightly.
He cited both the Russian and Syrian governments' intensified military campaigns, especially in Aleppo, which have led to massive civilian casualties.