Airstrikes On Syria Dealing 'Significant Blow' To U.S.-Russia Relations
Cris De Lacerda
11 Abril, 2017, 11:53
The strikes, which activists said left at least one woman dead and three others injured, came a day after the United States launched 59 missiles at a Syrian air base in response to the gas attack that killed upward of 80 people. "Russian Federation should ask themselves, 'What are we doing here?'" McMaster said. "They are clearly ignoring the evidence, which is available worldwide". We don't want to have a war with Russian Federation over Syria. "Or do they want it to be a relationship in which we can find areas of cooperation that are in our mutual interest?"
"The failure related to the recent strike and the recent awful chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the worldwide community".
Russian Federation and Iran, President Assad's key military backers, are also threatening retaliation if there are any further American air strikes.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on Russian Federation to bring Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad "into line" but a senior U.S. official has signalled the Trump administration now favours regime change in the war-torn nation.
Haley said "getting Assad out is not the only priority" and that countering Iran's influence in Syria was another. "We strongly condemn the illegitimate actions by the US The consequences of this for regional and worldwide stability could be extremely serious", Russia's deputy UN envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.
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After that, he said, "we can navigate a political outcome in which the Syrian people, in fact, will determine Bashar al-Assad's fate". The aim is "to reflect on what is the best strategy to give Syria peace and security".
Asked about reports that Syria's government began conducting bombings using the same base struck by the US on Thursday, McMaster pushed back. But if you use chemical weapons suddenly [America] will care.
While he did not rule out the future use of military force, he said the United States administration was mindful of "the lessons of what went wrong in Libya when you choose that pathway of regime change". "But, at this point in time, that is a very significant contribution Australia is making".
"First and foremost, we must defeat ISIS", the normally press-shy secretary stated.
Senator Payne said she agreed there was unlikely to be a political solution in Syria as long as Mr Assad remained in charge.
"We are not saying that we are the ones who are going to effect that change".
"I think Russia needs to be aware, made aware of its responsibility in the bloody actions last week by the Assad regime and therefore we are always open to working with our friends, allies and partners allies to send clear messages through sanctions and other means to Russia", Trudeau said. Why they're supporting a regime that is committing mass murder against their own people.