US, France accuse Assad of scuppering Syria peace talks

Syrian government tanks drive on the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city of AleppoThe US and France have accused President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of undermining talks to end Syria’s civil war, which were suspended hours before donors were due to meet Thursday to raise aid for the conflict-torn country. French French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused Damascus and Russia of “torpedoing the peace efforts” by launching an offensive near Aleppo, and said world powers would hold “in-depth consultations” on their actions at the conference. The UN paused the fruitless peace negotiations on Wednesday as the Syrian government said it had cut a key supply route to Syria’s second city from the Turkish border with the help of Russian air strikes.

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