U.S. Threatens to End Syria Talks With Russia if Aleppo Bombings Continue

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart on Wednesday that the United States would break off talks on Syria and abandon plans for the joint military targeting of Islamic jihadists unless the Russian and Syrian militaries stopped bombings Aleppo.

“The United States is making preparations to suspend U.S.-Russia bilateral engagement on Syria, including on the establishment of the Joint Implementation Center, unless Russia takes immediate steps to end the assault on Aleppo and restore the cessation of hostilities,” Mr. Kerry told Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, in a phone call.

Mr. Kerry also told Mr. Lavrov that Russian and Syrian forces had bombed hospitals, the water supply network and other civilian infrastructure. Some of…

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