US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

Marco Rubio criticized Tillerson for suggesting that the objective of defeating the Islamic State can be achieved as long as Assad remains in power.

"Let me stress that it is well known that those weapons have been used and stockpiled in many parts of Syria by terrorist armed organisations in cooperation or rather with a wink and a nudge by some ruling regimes in the region and outside, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some European states", Mounzer said.

Mr Tillerson said on Sunday that Russia's inaction had allowed the chemical attack to take place.

This was the first direct military action President Donald Trump has unleashed against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since he took power in January and represents a dramatic escalation in the U.S. military campaign in the volatile region. Remember what you've produced in the Middle East. "The two things that Russian Federation doesn't want to see the, is strengthen our military and expand energy". He also said the top USA priority in the region hasn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants.

The ties between Trump staffers, past and present, to Russia, was aided by Trump's willingness to start fresh with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he defended in the United States media.

The officials' comments, however, triggered a response from Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.

Russian Federation is backing Syrian Assad's regime in Syria's ongoing civil war.

The U.S. maintains radar coverage and has other surveillance means to know who is in the air.

"US military planners took precautions to minimise risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield", a USA statement said, hinting a Russian military presence at the Shairat base.

The United States confounded the worldwide community on Thursday night by ordering missile strikes on the Shayrat airfield in Western Syria as a response to last week's chemical attack in a town in the Idlib province of the country. A warehouse, a training facility, a mess hall, six MiG-23s under fix and a radar station were destroyed in the attack, according to Konashenkov, but the airstrip and parked jets were not damaged.

In his remarks to the Security Council, Russia's Safronkov said that U.S. After President Donald Trump's election victory, the United States and Russian Federation appeared headed toward their smoothest.

"But Assad's principal backer is Russian Federation. It's so good to see America lead", the text reportedly read. Their repeated efforts to come up with a cease-fire plan for Syria were scuttled by developments on the ground. And the Kremlin says Syria's government wasn't responsible.

On the chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town, Haley said Russian Federation blamed it on a container of chemical weapons that ISIS had.

"Possibly some people have held on to their illusion about the new American secretary of state", the Rossiiskaya Gazeta commentary said.

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