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UK, US TO IMPOSE NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA, SYRIA

LONDON, -- The UK and US reiterated their determination Sunday to impose new economic sanctions on Russia and Syria over their recent actions in Aleppo city, which was suffering from daily siege and bombings.

Western countries are currently awaiting all diplomatic means that can be imposed upon Moscow and Damascus, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said in a joint press conference with his US counterpart John Kerry.

Further consultations on those means are to be held among Western capitals in the upcoming days, Johnson said, ruling out all military options, including no-fly zone, and called it "a very difficult choice."

He also confirmed that Western powers will hunt down all perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Syria, pledging to bring all those involved to the international justice even if the process takes a long time.

For his part, Kerry said that President Barack Obama has not rule out any option for dealing with Russia over the war in Syria, reiterating EU countries' non-desire for adopting military options in Syria.

He also accused Moscow of adopting a destructive policy in Aleppo, adding that the Syrian regime is currently committing humanitarian crimes in Aleppo by targeting hospitals and civilians on a daily basis.

Source: Nam News Network