September 28, 2016

John Kerry Threatens To Break Up With Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday and threatened to stop working together in Syria unless the Russian and Syrian militaries stopped attacking Aleppo. Both Russia and the United States have blamed each other for the failure of the ceasefire that was agreed upon less than three weeks ago. Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham didn’t think much of Kerry’s threat. “Finally, a real power move in American diplomacy,” they wrote in a sarcastic press release. “No more lakeside tête-à-têtes at five-star hotels in Geneva. No more joint press conferences in Moscow. We can only imagine that having heard the news, Vladimir Putin has called off his bear hunt and is rushing back to the Kremlin to call off Russian airstrikes on hospitals, schools, and humanitarian aid convoys around Aleppo.”

Kerry’s threat comes only shortly after accusations that a recent US airstrike killed members of the Syrian army rather than the intended target, ISIS. The incident is under investigation.

PNUT READ: Our Summary Of The Syrian Civil War

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