US State Department spokesman John Kirby speaks about Aleppo, Syria
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Russia and Assad 'responsible' for Aleppo, says US

The Aleppo crisis unfolding before the eyes of the world is the responsibility of Russia and the Syrian regime, US State Department spokesman John Kirby has said.

Speaking before evacuations of stricken civilians began on Thursday, Mr Kirby told the BBC's Katty Kay: "We are not happy about the situation in Aleppo or in Syria at large."

He defended US diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict and said Russia's support of Bashar al-Assad has hurt attempts to put an end to the civil war.

  • 15 Dec 2016
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