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Washington- The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the U.S.A. have declared readiness to consider additional restrictive measures against supporters of Head of Syrian Regime Bashar al-Assad regarding the situation in Aleppo.

The six Western countries led a call Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire to allow aid into the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

The leaders of the six major Western nations condemned Russia and Iran for supporting the Syrian government.

“We condemn the actions of the Syrian regime and its foreign patrons, particularly in Russia, for impeding the provision of humanitarian aids, and we strongly condemn attacks by the Syrian regime that devastated the civilian and medical facilities, and the use of barrel bombs and chemical weapons,” said a statement released in Berlin.

“The most urgent goal remains an immediate ceasefire so that the United Nations can bring humanitarian aid to people in East Aleppo,” said the leaders.

They said the Syrian government must agree to a four-point plan put forward by the U.N.

The plan aims at allowing humanitarian aid into the shattered east of the city where regime forces are seizing control of rebel-held areas, and for sick or injured to be evacuated.

“We urge the Syrian regime to do this immediately to end the terrible situation in Aleppo; we demand Russia and Iran to exercise their influence to make this happen.”

“The refusal of the regime to take part in a serious political process also underlined the reluctance of Russia and Iran to work towards a political solution, despite their assurances to the contrary.”

“We are ready to consider additional restrictive measures against individuals or institutions that act for the Syrian regime or in its name.”

The statement added that there must be no impunity for individuals who commit war crimes; it urged the U.N. to collect evidence to bring individuals to justice.