Assad calls Syria chemical attack on civilians '100 per cent fabrication'
Apr 15, 2017, 05:46
The latest veto on Thursday (local time) saw Russian Federation block a draft resolution backed by the United States, France and Britain to denounce the attack, and require Assad's government to provide access for investigators and information, such as flight plans.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump told a TV channel that the USA had no intention to involve more deeply in the Syrian civil war, indicating that the missile strike was a specific response to the chemical weapons attack on April 4. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian war planes.
"They say still that it is not very safe, but they can not put forward convincing arguments", Russia's top diplomat said.
Trump's comments came after he made his biggest foreign policy decision of his new presidency last week, firing missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its use of poison gas.
Mr Lavrov repeated the Kremlin's condemnation of the United States missile strike in Syria and said Washington was seeking "excuses for regime change".
"That could happen, and it may not happen", he said.
President Donald Trump has declared that United States relations with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low".
Following the strikes - the first direct intervention the US has made against government targets in Syria - the Pentagon claimed that 20 percent of Assad's airpower had been destroyed.
He said "we may be at an all-time low in terms of our relationship with Russia", but said it would be "a fantastic thing" if the relationship could improve with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", he told reporters in Italy.
Lavrov blasted U.S. claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference.
Both the Syrian government and opposition have asked for an independent investigation Safronkov said, "whereas the OPCW is doing nothing, for reasons unknown".
"I confirm that we'll continue cleaning the Syrian land from terrorism", he said.
The jury is still out, but let's say, for the sake of argument, that Assad didn't launch chemical attacks against his own people. "We haven't been provided the details", he added.
The UN motion also would have forced the Syrian Assad government to cooperate in an worldwide investigation into the incident. Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing USA investigations into Russia's activity connected to the U.S. presidential election.
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He said the US attack on the Syrian air base "was carried out in violation of global norms". -Russian ties and identify problems. Peskov also said Putin had given Tillerson his views on the situation in Syria, and how it was likely to develop.
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Their relations indeed became more adversarial this week. "These attempts will not succeed, this will not happen", he said. He said they also discussed "approaches to improving our channels of communication".
Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack
First, Tillerson stopped in Italy to discuss the violence in Syria with a much friendlier audience: other G-7 foreign ministers. Trump tweeted in defense on Saturday night that targeting a runway made little sense and they were easily repaired.
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