Monday, 17 February 2014 - 18:53
Kerry slams Russia for "enabling" Syria's Assad to stay in power
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 2 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.