G7 members ignore Boris Johnson's calls for renewed sanctions on Russian Federation

Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria

"We have seen it all already", Putin said.

He says of the recent chemical attack: "We can not let this happen again". "We must not push Russian Federation into a corner".

In an interview on Fox Business Network Wednesday, Trump said the United States was "not going into Syria", and that Putin was backing "a truly evil person". He told CBS's "Face the Nation" that the threat of ISIS would first need to be reduced, then "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria". We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore. "And clearly, Assad is not that person".

In an unusual announcement for a foreign government, Johnson also said the US could launch more cruise missiles into Syria like the ones President Donald Trump ordered last week in reaction to Assad's use of chemical weapons. He said the United States was rededicating itself to hold to account "any and all" who commit crimes against innocent people. Russian Federation is Syria's most powerful ally. It would be the eighth time that Moscow has resorted to its veto power at the Security Council to block action against its ally Syria.

"The goal of these actions is to create yet another reason to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons and provoke new strikes by the United States", it said in a statement.

He also disproved reports that Washington has also sent a warning to North Korea with its unilateral attack in Syria, saying that "in terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korean peninsula". Tillerson answered a question about effecting regime change by saying the US was organizing a coalition to do just that. Russian Federation is backing Syrian Assad's regime in Syria's ongoing civil war. Lavrov said USA allegations that Syria carried out the chemical attack "do not correspond to reality".

Beyond the chemical weapons question, there is the larger issue of coming up with a strategy to deal with the Syrian quagmire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's snub of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a "pretty smart PR stunt for both sides", MSNBC host Joe Scarborough says.

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"Why were they that defensive that quick?" asked Haley. "The idea of the casualties came after".

"Getting Assad out is not the only priority".

In comments posted to its Facebook page, the Russian ministry suggested the missiles hit "mainly large farm buildings and structures" and reiterated comments made by the Kremlin and Damascus that Friday morning's strike aided terror groups in the country.

It was less clear what the consequences would be for a government that helped Assad and his allies succeed in their six-year war with Syrian opposition groups.

"I don't know what his thought process was in 2013", she said.

"I have to say, the Libya experiment did not go well".

Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week caused by a poison gas attack that Washington says was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Trump and his counterparts agreed to stay in touch on Syria and discuss other worldwide issues of mutual concern, it added.



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