Reuters have reported that 51 US diplomats have signed an internal memo calling for targeted military strikes against Syrian government forces.

This, currently unlikely given US President Barack Obama’s stance, would mean a sharp escalation by the US and would heighten the risk of conflict between proxy nations including Russia and Iran enormously.

As Reuters reports, although unlikely, it is a notable number of signatures and shows the level of dissatisfaction for US policy towards Syria currently, at least among diplomats.

UPDATE: 20 June 2016:

According to France 24, college students asked John Kerry about the memo at a public event today, he replied:

‘Yes. It’s very good. I’m going to meet with them.’

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