Trump considering sanctions against Russia & Iran over Syria - US envoy to UN
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 1:31
Assad said the USA missile strikes on a Syrian air base, launched in response to the chemical weapons attack, only made him more determined. Meanwhile, U.N. envoy Nikki Haley said that ousting Assad is a priority for the USA government.
US President Donald Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran, the US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley has said in an interview with CNN. "So that means regime change is now the policy of the Trump administration".
Defeating the group and its self-proclaimed caliphate would eliminate not only a threat to the U.S. but to "the whole stability in the region", Tillerson told CBS television's "Face the Nation" program in an excerpt released Saturday.
Fallon wrote that the Russian president was responsible "by proxy" for the chemical attack, as the "principal backer" of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime. "Vladimir Putin and Hasan Rouhani spoke in favour of an objective, unbiased investigation of all the circumstances of the chemical weapons incident on April 4 in the Syrian province of Idlib". "We are prepared to do more". I was there to share in the disappointment - and anger towards the United States - after it made a decision to call off a military strike on the Assad regime, in exchange for striking a deal that would have the regime peacefully giving up its chemical arsenal.
In a statement, the Russian foreign ministry said: "During Johnson's visit to Moscow there were plans to hold open and exhaustive talks on the entire spectrum of global problems, and also to discuss the state of Russo-British relations, which have, in essence, been forced into a dead end by the UK". Secondly, we don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there.
The Observatory said the Saturday strikes may have been carried out by Russian warplanes, which began backing Syrian military operations a year ago.
During the Iranian-Iraqi war, the United States supported Iraq against Iran, but soon after that it turned against Saddam Hussein regime after it used chemical weapons in Kurdistan.
Tillerson conceded that removing Assad from power could "ultimately" require greater pressure, including military action, from the US or an global coalition, but he said that isn't the preferred choice.
More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began, and strikes have continued since the suspected chemical attack.
In a separate development, activists opposed to the Islamic State group said a US -led coalition airstrike hit a boat carrying civilians fleeing across the Euphrates River.
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russian Federation had information that the United States was planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria, and that there were plans to fake chemicals weapons attacks there.
U.S. Navy ships off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea Thursday evening fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Airfield in western-central Syria.
"But the signal that they're able to fly nearly right away out of the same facility indicates that I don't think we did as thorough enough job, which would have been cratering the runways", McCain said". Russian Federation had its own military personnel at the Syrian military airport that the US struck with cruise missiles.
Nine were killed in the USA airstrike and the airfield sustained heavy damage, authorities said.