US and Britain consider new economic sanctions on Russia

Government officials from the U.S. and Britain called for more sanctions against Russia for its part in the Syrian civil war. "Russia must feel the consequences of what they are doing," stated British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that his country is thinking of taking actions against Russia for its "crimes against humanity taking place on a daily basis."
Putin and Kerry Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The US and Britain announced yesterday (Sunday) that they are looking into casting more sanctions on Russia as part of their efforts to cease the Syrian civil war.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from the discussions declaring that all options are on the table in order to stop the bloodshed.

Johnson called for the U.S. and European countries to make Russia "feel the consequences" of their military operations in Syria. Kerry confirmed that the U.S. is looking into adding additional economic sanctions against Russia for their "crimes against humanity taking place on a daily basis."

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Boris Johnson Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

However, both Kerry and Johnson expressed some hope in the new diplomatic initiative that took place the previous day in Lausanne, Switzerland. Those talks involved Russia, Iran and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's two chief backers in addition to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan.

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