Tillerson: 'No change' to Syria policy after strike
The US has informed the European Union that, based on their assessment that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons, they launched a strike on Shayrat Airfield in Syria with the understandable intention to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.
The US action on Thursday night killed six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians besides causing huge damage at the Shairat military base in Homs province in central Syria, news reports said.
A second official said Turkey's disconnect with Russian Federation had "become much more obvious" after the missile strikes, but also said it did not want its partnership with Moscow to be damaged.
The chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday triggered a USA missile attack two days later that struck a Syrian air base in central Syria killing nine people.
Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said the US military wants to continue to talk to Russian Federation.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also said safe zones in Syria were "now more important than ever". This is mainly in Syria's northern frontier.
Leonid Slutsky, head of Russia's State Duma International Affairs Committee, said the meeting would go ahead as planned.
Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is calling for the formation of an worldwide fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in a northern Syrian town that killed at least 87 people. "This has absolutely nothing to do with attempts to find out what happened to the chemical weapons", Zakharov said.
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The two officials agreed to continue the discussion about Syria in person, the statement said.
He had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip meant to start a fresh dialogue with Moscow.
He also said that contacts had been initiated with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
A group of protesters prayed on Syrian flags before the march.
"The Russian side suspends the memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria signed with the U.S.", the Russian Foreign Ministry said. He added that the United Nations was "created to support America instead of serving the wronged people".
Peskov was also quoted as saying that Russian Federation did not believe that Syria possessed chemical weapons and that US airstrikes would create a serious obstacle to forming an global coalition against terrorism - an idea that Putin has pushed. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.
By contrast, on Tuesday the USA -led command carried out twice as many strikes in Syria against the Islamic State, and against a broader array of targets. The Observatory said 15 people, including four children, were killed in the airstrike.
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The strike group includes its namesake aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson , as well as three guided-missile destroyers. Syria denies it carried out the attack.
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Apr 08 2017