British Foreign Boris Johnson flies to Russia but with no fresh thinking to offer prospects of improving relations look slim.
The Battle of Aleppo is a Stalingrad moment in the war against Islamic terrorism. Syria and her allies have shown that wars against Islamic terrorism can be won, that NATO and the Saudis do not always get their way and that the world can be made safer when genuine partners cooperate against the forces of evil.
US Secretary of State Kerry’s latest offer for all Jihadis to leave Aleppo appears to be an attempt to get the Russians to agree to a ceasefire in order to preserve the Al-Qaeda controlled pocket in eastern Aleppo until after Obama leaves the Presidency in January. However Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called Kerry’s bluff by demanding that the US come up with concrete proposals and a definite timetable for the Jihadis’ withdrawal.
Press conferences by John Kerry and Boris Johnson following Western foreign ministers’ meeting in London confirms military options to save Jihadi fighters have been abandoned and that the Western powers have accepted that the Syrian government with Russian support will recapture eastern Aleppo.