Monday, 8 February 2016

Kerry 'blames opposition' for continued Syria bombing

 'Two Syrian aid workers said they approached Kerry at a donor conference drinks reception and told him that he had not done enough to protect Syrian civilians. He then said they should blame the opposition.

 "He said that basically, it was the opposition that didn’t want to negotiate and didn’t want a ceasefire, and they walked away,” the second of the aid workers told MEE in a separate conversation and also on the basis of anonymity.
 “‘What do you want me to do? Go to war with Russia? Is that what you want?’” the aid worker said Kerry told her.
 Both aid workers said Kerry told them that he anticipated three months of bombing during which time “the opposition will be decimated”.
 The second aid worker said the most that Kerry seemed prepared to offer were aid drops for besieged Syrian towns which he said he had discussed with Russia.
 "He said they were close and they were talking to the Russians about it," she said.'

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