UK and US consider extra sanctions against Syria

The United Kingdom and United States say they were considering more sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters, and called on Russia and Iran to help end the 5-year conflict in the country.

“It is vital that we keep that pressure up and there is a lot of measures we’re proposing, to do with extra sanctions on the Syrian regime and their supporters,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters on Sunday in London alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry.

“These things will eventually come to bite the perpetrators of these crimes and they should think about it now,” said Johnson, who also said there was no appetite in Europe for “going to war” in Syria.

He called on Russia and Iran to show leadership to end the conflict. “It is up to them to show mercy, show mercy to those people in that city and get the ceasefire going.”

Kerry confirmed that Washington and its allies were considering additional sanctions against…

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