US, Britain mulling sanctions over Syria siege

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry give a joint press conference after a meeting on the situation in Syria at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016The United States and Britain warned on Sunday that Western allies were considering imposing sanctions against economic targets in Syria and Russia over the siege of Aleppo. US Secretary of State John Kerry branded the bombardment of civilians in the Syrian battleground city as “crimes against humanity” and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged Moscow to show mercy. “There are a lot of measures that we’re proposing including extra measures on the regime and their supporters,” Johnson said, standing alongside Kerry after talks in London.

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