United States joins Syrian war, bombs base
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 17:52
Sir Michael said Mr Assad must depart and the search for stability begin.
Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow later this week.
Almost 80 people died in Khan Sheikhoun town in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib on 4 April after Syrian planes allegedly carried out gas attacks, which the USA said was the banned nerve agent sarin.
"Last night's targeted missile attack on al-Shayrat air base was a measured and appropriate response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against innocent men, women, and children".
"Regime change is something that we think is going to happen".
"The moral stain of the Assad regime could no longer go unanswered".
Russian Federation has carried out air strikes in Syria with the Syrian government since 2015.
"I discussed these plans in detail with Secretary Tillerson". This was also the site of chemical attacks believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government, in 2013, that killed hundreds.
It's worth noting that a few hours ago the Associated Press published a similar report which said, "a drone belonging to either Russian Federation or Syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack".
She told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "We are not going to speculate on hypothetical scenarios and situations but what we will do is continue to provide the life saving support that is required when we see such enormous medical emergencies".
The situation in Syria "amounts to an worldwide armed conflict" the global Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says.
This was the first direct USA military action against the Syrian government during the years-long civil war that has ravaged the country.
"The question is how do we actually bring this war to an end?"
Iran, which supports the other side of the six-year war, condemned the strike, describing "unilateral action" as "dangerous" and warning the strikes would "strengthen terrorists". "There has to be a plan".
The Pentagon has released video of the missiles being launched by United States forces.