Russian officers could face sanctions over SyriaBy Norman Carr Apr 11, 2017
"Other than that, there is no change to our military posture", he said. U.S. Treasury officials say they are preparing sanctions in response to the chemical weapons attack, though the Syrian government is already buried under U.S. and European Union sanctions.
But, he added, "We are not saying that we are the ones who are going to affect that change". "We haven't had one for six years during the Obama administration, and 400,000 civilians have died and millions of people have been displaced internally and externally in Europe and elsewhere".
He will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov however, Peskov said. But are you anxious based on what we're seeing from Assad this morning, the airfield up and running again, his defiance, that the consequences you feared back in 2013 are coming through now?
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russian Federation for covering up for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The top American diplomat plans to use his meetings with foreign ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized economies - normally a venue for wonky economic discussions - to try to persuade leading countries to support the US plan.
Those include alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, Washington's accusation that Russia is violating an important arms control treaty, and trying to bridge differences on how to conduct the fight against Islamic State.
In Tehran, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States had made a "strategic mistake", and vowed that Iran "will not leave the field.in the face of threats".
But President Vladimir Putin has not personally condemned the US airstrike, and some reports suggest he is unhappy that Assad has boxed him into defending what many consider a war crime.
"Things will only happen as a result of direct personal, sustained contact between Putin and Trump", he said.
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"The idea the Foreign Secretary can't be trusted because he might pursue his own line or have an independent thought or crossover what the Americans are going to say just makes him look like some sort of mini-me to the United States of America", he told the Andrew Marr show. We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore.
FILE - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gestures with a green cane as he takes his seat behind bulletproof glass for a military parade in Green Square, Tripoli, Libya.
Libya is another topic for the G-7. The country has struggled with political instability since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi, with rival governments and militias seeking to assert authority and a United Nations -led process unable to establish a unified body. Fifty-seven percent in our poll approve of the air strike in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians, while 36 percent disapprove.
Russia was kicked out of the club of industrialized nations, formerly the G-8, after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Amid the heightened global tensions, Downing Street called on all sides to work to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive USA actions against Syria violated global law.
A senior USA official told the news outlet that the presence of a drone, controlled by Russian Federation, over the hospital where victims were being treated following the attack was not a coincidence.
President Trump had spoken out during his election campaign against US military intervention, and had been keen to fix relations with Russian Federation, whose president Vladimir Putin backs the Assad regime.
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