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Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns airstrikes in east Aleppo.

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The Foreign Secretary said:

The resumption of airstrikes on the besieged people of east Aleppo increases the terrible suffering of the innocent civilian population and moves us further away from a resolution to this tragic conflict.

As I have said many times, Russia has a unique opportunity to persuade the Syrian regime to end its destructive military approach, allow full humanitarian access to all besieged areas in Syria, and commit to a political settlement which ends the bloodshed.

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Published 15 November 2016