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By Jo Biddle – JAKARTA
US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Russia on Monday for “enabling” Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power in the war-torn country, after Geneva peace talks broke off without result at the weekend.
The so-called Geneva II process was initiated by the United States, which backs the Syrian opposition coalition, and Moscow, which supports the government in Damascus.
But a second round of talks aimed at finding a political settlement to the three-year conflict ended in acrimony on Saturday, throwing the future of the negotiations into doubt.
On Monday, Kerry took aim at Russia, whom the US has previously accused of not doing enough to push its ally to engage in the talks.
The Syrian regime “stonewalled” at the Geneva talks and continued to “destroy their own country”, Kerry told reporters during a visit to the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
“And I regret…
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