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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The state Department refused to consider blackmail statement by Kerry, has threatened Russia

The U.S. state Department explained the words of Secretary of state John Kerry, who earlier in the categorical form has demanded from Moscow as soon as possible to bring the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable. He stressed that Washington is running out of patience.

photo: kremlin.ru

These words carry are not a threat to Moscow, said U.S. state Department spokesman John Kirby. “The Secretary just expressed frustration at the fact that Russians do not fully use their power,” – said on the Agency’s website.

Kirby noted that earlier Moscow allegedly made more efforts to resolve the conflict. According to him, Washington hopes that the Russian authorities will assist in a political settlement, including assisting in the negotiations between the Syrian authorities and the opposition.

On the eve of Kerry, while in Oslo, commented on the situation in the country. According to him, the effect of the armistice in this country is threatened and Russia, said, should understand that the patience of Washington is running out.

However, he noted that US patience is limited whether or not Bashar Assad is brought to justice. At the same time he said that Washington is ready to punish the opposition, which showed violence and provoked the continuation of hostilities during the period of the truce.

The conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. During this time, killed more than 280 thousand people and millions became refugees. In the country there are numerous terrorist groups that control large areas of the state.

The war in Syria. Chronicle of events

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