Johnson plea to Putin over ‘salvation of Aleppo’



Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “pull the plug” on his Syrian ally President Bashar Assad and end the bombardment of Aleppo.
Arriving in Luxembourg for talks with EU foreign ministers, Mr Johnson said they would be considering further economic sanctions as well as looking to maintain the diplomatic pressure on Moscow.
But after talks in London on Sunday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and other allies made clear there was no appetite for Western military intervention in the conflict, he acknowledged the initiative lay with Mr Putin.
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17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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