Russia: No point talking to United Kingdom about Syria

Russia: No point talking to United Kingdom about Syria

"There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime", Haley said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" set to air Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still plans to visit Moscow after the G-7 meeting to deliver a "clear and coordinated message to the Russians", Johnson said on the U.K. Foreign Office's website on Saturday.

Trump wrote that his orders were vital for the national security and foreign policy interests of the USA, and that he will take additional action, if necessary, to further those interests.

Assad's principal backer, Russia, has said the chemical release in Khan Sheikhun was the result of Syrian jets bombing a rebel weapons store.

"Clearly they are Bashar al-Assad's current ally, they should have the greatest influence on Bashar al-Assad and certainly his decisions to use chemical weapons, they should have the greatest influence on him, to cause him to no longer use those".

The defence secretary said Syria needed a government in which Mr Assad played no part. "We do not think that we need a dialogue with London more than London needs it itself", the statement read.

Almost 80 people died in Khan Sheikhoun town in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib on 4 April after Syrian planes allegedly carried out gas attacks, which the USA said was the banned nerve agent sarin.

The Syrian government called the strikes "foolish and irresponsible", while Russian Federation accused the U.S. of "an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext".

"So, there's multiple priorities", she said.

The statement by the Iranian and Russian military chiefs echoed comments made by their countries' leaders in the hours after the us strike.

Johnson called on Moscow to do all it can to bring about a "political settlement" in Syria and work with the global community "to ensure that the shocking events of the last week are never repeated".

Nikki Haley holds photographs of victims during a meeting at the United Nations Security Council on Syria at the UN Headquarters in NY.

"In fact, we were prepared to do more two days ago", McMaster said.

Tillerson on Sunday blamed Moscow for failing to prevent the Assad regime from using chemical weapons, despite a 2013 Russian-organized agreement in which the Syrian government was to surrender its chemical weapons arsenal.

Damascus, which categorically denied responsibility for the suspected chemical attack, slammed the missile attack by the United States, calling it a clear sign of Washington's support for terrorism.



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