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Russia, Iran, and Syria warn of 'grave consequences' for further United States strikes

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens right to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov back to a camera during their meeting in Moscow Russia Wednesday Tillerson: US, Russia have low level of trust after talks on Syria
Eleena Tovar | 15 Abril, 2017, 09:02

Meanwhile, the Syrian army said hundreds of ISIL fighters as well as civilians were killed when an air raid by the US-led coalition hit a militant position in the eastern province of Deir Ezzour.

"There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Tillerson said. He added ominously, "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship". They also talked about the Ukrainian conflict.

"I want to repeat my condolences over the terrorist attack to Saint Petersburg and reiterate that we should fight terrorism with strengthened worldwide cooperation", noted the top diplomat of Iran during the meeting with his Russian counterpart.

President Putin suggested on Wednesday that unnamed forces in Syria were working to "frame" the Assad regime with further chemical attacks.

"That's where diplomacy comes in", Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the foreign and defence policy council, an advisory body to the Kremlin, said of Tillerson's visit. "That is an obvious fact", Putin told Mir television. "From the Russian side it's clear there is no desire to engage in confrontation".

Not long before Trump spoke in Washington, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson struck a similar tone after an nearly two-hour meeting with Putin, saying the two countries had reached a "low point" in relations.

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Assad said he would only allow an "impartial" investigation to take place into what happened in Khan Sheikhoun so it would not be used for "politicised purposes". Russian Federation suspended the "deconfliction" line after the USA airstrike.

"The results will not come quickly", Mr Lavrov said.

But in Washington, the US State Department said Tillerson did not eliminate the possibility the United States may undertake future strikes. But any such expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing US investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's USA presidential election. "They were there. So we'll find out", he said. "They remain committed to trying to develop a partnership with Trump".

Assad claimed that humanitarian workers in Syria are al Qaeda members in disguise who "shave their beard, wore white hats, and appeared as humanitarian heroes".

Russian Federation categorically refutes any accusations of its involvement in an alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province, Russia's envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin said. Russia Wednesday vetoed a Western draft Security Council resolution on an alleged chemical attack in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib. Lavrov said it was aimed "at legitimizing the arguments against Damascus". The Syrian government claimed on Thursday that United States claims of its culpability for the incident were "100 per cent fabrication".