Tillerson Says Destroying ISIS Still 'First Priority' In Syria
But his call was wrapped in kind words about the Syrian president and condemnation of the US strikes carried out on a Syrian airbase on Friday, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held area of Syria.
"If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, Vladimir Putin needs to enforce commitments, to dismantle Assad's chemical weapons arsenal for good, and to get fully engaged with the United Nations peacekeeping process".
In the wide-ranging ABC interview, Tillerson also said the US has "no objective" to change North Korea's regime as Kim Jong Un continues to ramp up Pyongyang's nuclear program, and that there's no reason for the U.S.to lift sanctions placed on Russian Federation following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
McMaster said Russian leaders were supporting "a murderous regime" and their actions would dictate the future of U.S. Tillerson said at the time that "steps are underway" to form an worldwide coalition that would seek to remove al-Assad through some kind of negotiated settlement.
The U.S. military rained dozens of Tomahawk missiles down on an airfield in western Syria late Thursday, a response to the Middle East nation's chemical attack on Tuesday that killed 87 people.
On North Korea's nuclear capability, Tillerson said Kim Jong Un "has made significant advancements in delivery systems, and that is what concerns us the most".
Davis Cup: US wins doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal
On Sunday, Kyrgios is up first and scheduled to play Sock, and then Thompson is set to take on Isner. The winners of the tie will face either Serbia or Spain in the semi-finals.
Cyborgs at work: Employees getting implanted with microchips
The Epicenter boss does however admit that deciding to have something implanted in your body is " quite a big step to do ". One microbiologist said that huge amounts of information could be gained by hackers from the embedded microchips.
North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters
The new missile could cover all of North Korea , even when fired from the southern part of the country, it said. Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by US forces in Korea", the statement said.
Pressed to clarify Sunday, National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said the goals of fighting ISIS and ousting Assad were somewhat "simultaneous" and that the objective of the missile strikes were to send a "strong political message".
McMaster echoed Tillerson's comments in an interview on Fox News with Chris Wallace. "The president will make whatever decision he thinks is in the best interests of the American people".
Russian Federation has backed Syria for much of the six-year conflict, and has used its veto power in the UN Security Council on several occasions to prevent action being taken against the Damascus government. "Gabbard should not be in Congress", the former Vermont governor tweeted.
Tillerson conceded that removing Assad from power could "ultimately" require greater pressure, including military action, from the USA or an worldwide coalition, but he said that isn't the preferred choice.
Russian Federation has consistently denied that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, insisting the incident at Khan Sheikhoun was caused by a hit on a rebel chemical weapons plant, a claim dismissed by the West. He has also said there was no role for Assad in Syria's future. Airwars, a non-profit monitoring airstrikes in the war against the Islamic State group, noted that USA -led attacks typically focus on areas away from Russian activity, though ending the co-operation represents "a worrying development".
"We are waiting for the American administration to reveal its complete vision for the Syrian file", said prominent opposition politician George Sabra.
Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return
The team's training staff and coaches will monitor Durant, but there is no plan for a firm restriction on playing time . Curry, who has a left knee contusion, was considered doubtful to play after sitting out Friday's practice.
Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd
After the game, Westbrook went immediately to the Suns' practice court where he worked out instead of meeting with reporters. March 22: He takes a season-low six shots, but Westbrook makes them all and finishes 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
Daniel Cormier Sends Stern Warning To Jon Jones
If you missed the earlier episodes, we have episode 1 here, episode 2 here, and episode 3 here. They just basically got away with one of the dirtiest things I've seen in sports".
Japan protests over 'extremely problematic' North Korea missile launch
Most North Korean missiles use liquid propellant, which generally must be added to the missile on the launch pad before firing. In his statement, Tilerson said: "They have been "playing" the United States for years", he said referring to North Korea.
April the Giraffe still keeping everyone guessing
April the giraffe "keeps us guessing" on when she will give birth to a calf, zookeepers with Animal Adventure Park said Tuesday. That whole process, from a calf being born to it taking its very first steps, is an incredibly special thing to see.
Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs
And it probably will, the researchers write , because oil refined on the Gulf can be sold for a higher price to export markets. Finally, in November 2015, Obama rejected the request from TransCanada to build the pipeline, ending a seven-year review .
Chelsea 2-1 Man City: Rio Ferdinand says Eden Hazard was exceptional
As he tends to do, Hazard produced a great overall performance, including scoring both goals in Chelsea's 2-1 win. He is just calm. "Yes [Chelsea need to keep him]", Courtois told the Evening Standard .
Sensex edges lower; RBI keeps repo rate unchanged
According to market observers, gains could have been higher had it not been for the monetary policy to be announced tomorrow. However, the market breadth remained positive as 1,469 stocks ended higher, 1,413 declined, while 137 ruled unchanged.
Spotify Agrees Limited Free Play
Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end. In exchange, Spotify is getting a concession of its own: a reduction in royalty rates.
Google-Backed Undersea Cable to Link Singapore, Australia
Google announced Wednesday that it's investing in a new subsea cable system that will run between Australia and Asia. If approved, Slattery's holding in Superloop will be 29.1 percent; if not, he will be paid US$2 million.
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