“It just – if you look at his actions, if you look at the situation, it’s going to be hard to see a government that’s peaceful and stable with Assad”.
He stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of being directly involved in the planning or execution of the attack, saying he had not seen “any hard evidence” to suggest the nation was an accomplice to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Removing these weapons from Syria ensured that they could not be used – by the Assad regime or by terrorist groups like ISIL – but unfortunately other undeclared chemical weapons continue to be used ruthlessly on the Syrian people”, Kerry wrote. Still, Haley said the US didn’t see a peaceful future Syria with Assad in power.
Finally, if the Trump move signals the return of the United States in a leadership position the possibility of regional allies coordinating their policies vis-à-vis Syria increases.
This was also the site of chemical attacks believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government, in 2013, that killed hundreds. Russian Federation had its own military personnel at the Syrian military airport that the USA struck with cruise missiles.
Trump ordered a cruise missile attack on a Homs airbase on Friday in response.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, said the attacks had brought the countries to “the verge of a military clash”. Meanwhile, Tillerson suggested that the airstrikes hadn’t really changed priorities toward ousting Assad.
Days later, after a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians that the USA blames on Assad’s regime, the Trump administration sharpened its rhetoric and launched several dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield, marking the first US military effort against the Assad government.
President Trump’s national security adviser is calling on Russian Federation to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional US military action against Syria. “We are prepared to do more”.
“I do not believe that the Russians want to have worsening relationships with the U.S., but it’s going to take a lot of discussion and a lot of dialogue to better understand what is the relationship that Russia wishes to have with the United States”.
“So, there’s multiple priorities”, she said. The reclusive nation said that Mr Trump’s attack on a Syrian airfield was “unforgivable aggression” and the attack justified its decision to develop nuclear weapons “a million times over”.
In an interview airing Sunday on “Meet the Press”, Haley said the administration would hold Russia accountable for Syrian government attacks against civilians, citing her confrontation with her Russian counterpart at Friday’s U.N. Security Council meeting about the new USA airstrikes against Syria on Thursday.