Kerry issues warning to Assad
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he believed a ceasefire deal could still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence and warned President Bashar al-Assad of “repercussions” unless he sticks to the agreement.
“The line they are trying to draw now would prohibit any kind of incursion of Aleppo, it will not allowAleppo to fall,” Kerry told reporters a day after meetings in Geneva.
“If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions, and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that.”