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US and Russia in 'parallel universe' on Syria ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have clashed at the UN over the failed Syria ceasefire.

It follows the attack on an aid convoy in Syria which killed 21 people, which the US blamed on Russia but Moscow has denied any involvement in.

Here are the key developments:

  • The attack on Monday night left at least 21 people dead, aid agencies said
  • The aid convoy was delivering aid for 78,000 people at the time of the attack
  • The United States believes two Russian jets carried out the airstrike, something Russia has denied
  • At the UN, Mr Kerry appeared to suggest Mr Lavrov was a 'spoiler' who 'shredded' any hopes of a ceasefire
  • Mr Kerry has also called for no-fly zones to be implemented in Syria
  • Mr Lavrov said a ceasefire would only work if there was a comprehensive approach with simultaneous steps taken by all parties involved
  • The UN has said it will resume humanitarian aid convoys within Syria
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Boris Johnson condemns Syria aid convoy attack

Boris Johnson said there is no more pressing international issue than the situation in Syria. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson has condemned the attack on an aid convoy in Syria, which left at least 21 people dead.

In a statement, the Foreign Secretary said: “The attack on the aid convoy in Aleppo was appalling and a clear violation of the most basic of humanitarian principles. It is important there is a proper investigation to determine who was responsible.

“Earlier today I met with other members of the International Syria Support Group and many of us expressed deep concern with continued violations of the ceasefire, especially by the regime.

"All of us backed continued efforts by the US and Russia to conclude and implement their agreement in ways that see a proper ceasefire, improved humanitarian access to the long suffering people of Syria, and create space for diplomacy and political talks to resume.

“We have agreed to meet again later this week to reinforce these efforts. There is no more pressing international issue.”

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