The UK and US have stepped up criticism of the role of Russia and Iran in Aleppo’s humanitarian disaster, amid uncertainty about whether the incoming Trump administration might enter into a deal with Vladimir Putin. Speaking in Washington DC, the US secretary of state John Kerry said that the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies were guilty of “indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians”. He urged the evacuation of both civilians and fighters from the rebel enclave in Aleppo, warning that the city could turn into “another Srebrenica”. “What has already happened in Aleppo is unconscionable, but there remain tens of thousands of lives that are concentrated into a very small area of Aleppo, and the last thing anybody wants to see, and the world will be watching, is that small area turning into another Srebrenica,” he said, referring to the 1995 massacre of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces. Kerry said that further killings in Aleppo would put off further any hope of a wider peace deal. “We have arrived now at another …critical juncture. If Aleppo falls completely and people are slaughtered in that small area, it will be even harder… Read full this story
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