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Kerry Threatens to End Syria Cease-Fire Talks With Russia

the cease-fire has been repeatedly breached, and Syria's military has launched a massive new offensive to take back control of rebel areas



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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, center, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, arrive for a press conference following their meeting in Geneva, where they discussed the crisis in Syria, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Kerry is now threatening to end cease fire talks.

    The United States is on the verge of ending its Syria discussions with Russia over continued bombing of the besieged city of Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, NBC News.

    The U.S. and Russia have been trying to negotiate a cease-fire in the war-torn nation, but Kerry said "the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable" and that around 400 civilians have been killed there in the last eight days.

    "I think we're on the verge of suspending the discussion because it's irrational in the context of the type of bombing taking place," Kerry said at an event in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Atlantic magazine.