US calls on Russia to pressure Assad in Ghouta

The United States urged Russia on Thursday to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to respect attempts to allow residents out of Eastern Ghouta.

“The Assad regime continues attacking its citizens, especially in East Ghouta,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.

“We do not seek a conflict with the Syrian regime, but we call on Russia to restrain the Assad regime”, she said.

“The failed ceasefire called into question Russia’s commitment to de-escalate violence and negotiate a political solution,” White said.

Source: Jordan News Agency