UNITED KINGDOM: Considers New Economic Sanctions on Syria and Russia

On 16 October, British officials announced the possibility of new economic sanctions, in conjunction with the United States, on Syria and Russia. Officials claimed the sanctions are due to the two government’s conduct in Aleppo. US Secretary of State John Kerry stated there were daily crimes against humanity in Syria. Officials expressed hope to resolve the conflict diplomatically, but also willingness to increase pressure.

[Madison Landry, madison.landry.ee@gmail.com]