US calls for Syria to halt violence, let in Red Cross
The US government called Saturday for Damascus to halt its offensive in northern Syria and to allow the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to have access to the region amid the "humanitarian crisis", dpa reported.
A statement from the White House demanded "immediate, unfettered access to this region to care for the needs of wounded individuals, detainees, and internally displaced civilians." There was "no excuse" for the Syrian regime to refuse to let the ICRC provide humanitarian assistance.
"If Syria's leaders fail to provide this access, they will once again be showing contempt for the dignity of the Syrian people," the White House said.