UK's May warns Russia of further sanctions over Syria

British PM says US, European allies will keep up pressure on Russia to stop bombing of Aleppo

UK's May warns Russia of further sanctions over Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that the U.S. and its European allies might consider further sanctions on Russia over the bombing of civilians in Syria.

“We agree the need to keep up the pressure on Russia, including the possibility of sanctions on those who breach international humanitarian law,” May told a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

She made the remarks after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s meeting with the leaders of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, hosted by Merkel.

May said their meeting with Obama offered an opportunity to discuss key challenges, including the civil war in Syria, the fight against extremist group ISIL, relations with Russia, and the refugee crisis.

“On Syria, of course looking at Aleppo, we’re united in our condemnation of the atrocities that are taking place there,” May told reporters.

More than 100 civilians were killed in airstrikes on besieged districts of eastern Aleppo on Wednesday and Thursday, according to local civil defense sources.

 

Last Mod: 18 Kasım 2016, 23:38
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