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NATO 'No Longer Obsolete,' US-Russia Ties At 'All-Time Low'

17 April 2017, 04:59 | Kristen Gross

NATO 'No Longer Obsolete,' US-Russia Ties At 'All-Time Low'

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"We discussed our view that Russian Federation as their closest ally in the conflict perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognize this reality", he said. "They were there", he said. "In order to overcome such obstacles we will need to imply weighty efforts on condition that our USA colleagues will meet them". Before the April 4 chemical weapons attack, both Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that removing Assad from power was not a priority for the U.S.

Iran, Russia and Syria deny that the authorities in Damascus were behind the attack, in which more than 80 people were killed and hundreds injured. "We know the ending of it way too well". Spokesman Mark Toner also ridiculed the Syrian president's comments, describing them as "vintage Assad".

In a statement aired by Syrian state TV, the army said that the incident proved ISIS and Al-Qaida-linked militants "posses chemical weapons".

Chemical weapons used in Syria.

Assad even cast doubt on whether the victims were actually dead. "Were they dead at all".

Boris Johnson has said he is "dismayed" at Russia's veto of a United Nations resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Russian Federation says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was used, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign.

But he said his forces had not been diminished by the U.S. strike.

It was the first direct U.S. military action against Assad s forces since Syria's civil war began six years ago, and led to a quick downward spiral in ties between Washington and Moscow.

The Russian government has condemned the missile strikes by the United States on a Syrian airbase last Thursday, calling Washington's move "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of global law".

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Trump gave such criticism short shrift on Wednesday, saying: "I felt we had to do something about it". "So I felt we had to do something about it".

Putin, in excerpts of an interview to be broadcast in full on Russian television later Wednesday, argued that there is no proof Assad's forces carried out the attack and called the USA strikes a breach of worldwide law.

The talks appeared unlikely to bring any significant breakthroughs after last week's missile strike plunged U.S. "At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!"

Moscow, however, on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned the chemical attack and called for Assad's regime to furnish information about its military activities the day it happened.

This is the eighth time during Syria's six year civil war that Moscow has used its veto power on the Security Council to shield Assad's government.

It was a grim assessment that echoed the words of Trump's top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who left an nearly two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow declaring the countries had reached a "low point" in relations.

At Wednesday's meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov confirmed the phone line had been suspended.

The US and its allies blamed the Syrian government, and two days later the US fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria's Shayrat airbase in response. Both Washington and Moscow, Tillerson said, want a "unified and stable" Syria, so the country does not become a "safe haven" for terrorists.

For now, the official said the most specific evidence of Russian involvement remains a Russian drone that flew over the hospital that was treating people injured in the attack.



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