U.S. suspends talks with Russia on Syria ceasefire

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Posted: Oct 03, 2016 1:39 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was suspending talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a ceasefire agreement.

"The United States is suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia that were established to sustain the cessation of hostilities," U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. "This is not a decision that was taken lightly."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)