Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:18
Tillerson enraged Moscow by asking if it was possible Russian Federation did not know about Syria's chemical arms, and called on the country to fulfil the obligation it made to the global community to guarantee the elimination of the weapons. Another 30 percent would go along with further air strikes, and 26 percent want to see peace talks in Syria without military action.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the USA military response.
The Trump administration gave mixed messages about its goals in Syria on Sunday, with top officials stressing different priorities in the wake of a USA airstrike that marked a deepening involvement in the country's bitter conflict.
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base after he blamed Assad for the chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.
Days after President Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian air base, the apparent differences of opinion appear to highlight how little we know about whehter Trump is really going to be changing the USA policy toward Syria.
"What we're saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions", McMaster said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday".
Just 12 percent of Republicans said there should be no further military action and just diplomatic talks, while 37 percent supported more airstrikes but no troops, and 34 percent backed a full United States ground war in Syria.
"You pick and choose your battles and when we're looking at this, it's about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out", Haley had told reporters on March 30, just days before dozens of Syrian civilians died from chemical weapons injuries.
"We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world", Tillerson said during the visit to Sant'Anna di Stazzema, where the Nazis massacred more than 500 civilians in 1944.
Italy's foreign minister, Angelino Alfano, will host a G7 meeting with his foreign counterparts today (Monday 10 April) and tomorrow in the Tuscan city of Lucca. "We're ensuring that ISIS is contained - and the proliferation of chemical weapons - at the same time creating the environment for a change in leadership". These talks included how the west should handle Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin's connection to Syria's President Assad.
"My priority is now to continue contact with the United States and others in the run-up to the G-7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated worldwide support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process", Johnson said.
Syrian allies Russian Federation and Iran have both condemned the USA airstrikes.
His comments ahead of a trip to Moscow followed condemnation from Russian Federation and Iran on United States airstrikes in Syria after a chemical weapons attack which killed more than 80 people, including up to 30 children.