Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet

14 April, 2017, 10:45 | Author: Michele Stevens
  • British Foreign Secretary Johnson answers a question during a joint press conference with Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias following their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Athens

McCain referred to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson comments in March that "the longer-term status" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be decided by the Syrian people, McCain said, "I think it probably was partially to blame".

"Why have you attacked the Syrian army which is at war with terrorists?"

Britain to demand "very punitive sanctions" on Russian Federation at a G7 foreign ministers meeting.

The two leaders also called for an "objective, unbiased investigation" into the incident involving chemical weapons which killed more than 100 people last week in Idlib province, Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.

The site was targeted because USA intelligence indicated Syrian military forces operating from the airfield were responsible for the attack in southern Idlib Province on Tuesday.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly criticised Russian Federation on Sunday.

However, she had said last week that Mr Assad's removal was no longer a USA priority.

Chiefs rumors: Mitchell Trubisky visited Kansas City on Friday
It's also unlikely that Brian Hoyer would have signed with the 49ers had he believed they were drafting a quarterback second. Schefter earlier reported that Cleveland had given Garrett an " astronomical grade " in its draft evaluation report.

The statement did not include critical details like what kind of military operation would cross such a red line, or what kind of response would be made on the part of Syria and its allies, but noted that they would work to "liberate" Syria from occupation.

In the aftermath of the United States strike on the Shayrat airbase in western Syria, Russia pledged to help strengthen Syria's air defenses.

A USA military official told CNN the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence. "And saying, 'we are only going after chemical weapons areas, ' ignores the enormity of the problem", he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin "must not be pushed into a corner", said Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said Tuesday.

Trump said he ordered the airstrike on the Shayrat base because the U.S. believed aircraft that carried out the chemical attack were launched from there.

Washington's retaliation was slammed by Iran and North Korea and put it on a direct diplomatic collision course with Moscow, where Tillerson heads on Tuesday for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

He said on Twitter that the "conditions for negotiations in Moscow were even worse than (former Secretary of State John) Kerry's times". "The world is waiting for Russian Federation to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar al-Assad", she said.

Recommended:

  • USA  lawmakers hail Trump for sending clear message to ISIS

    USA lawmakers hail Trump for sending clear message to ISIS

    It is pushed out the rear of the launching aircraft, guided to its target by Global Positioning System and slowed by a parachute. IS announced the establishment of its Khorasan branch - an old name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas - in January 2015.
    Canada's Government Has a Plan to Legalize Recreational Weed By Next Summer

    Canada's Government Has a Plan to Legalize Recreational Weed By Next Summer

    While medical marijuana use has been regulated in this country since 2001, cannabis remains a controlled substance. Public Safety Canada said there are no plans to address the issue in another piece of legislation, either.

    5.8-Inch OLED Smartphone Delayed due To 3D Sensor Technology

    There were various reports that proposed the Apple iPhone 8 would cost more than of $1,000, that's something around £800. However, the analyst says it that it should be ready for the market before the December holidays.
  • Mesut Ozil: Champions League spot more important than my Arsenal future

    Mesut Ozil: Champions League spot more important than my Arsenal future

    Overmars is someone who has excelled in the role at Ajax and would bring continuity to the club with Wenger absent. There is no alternative power structure in place, no system ready to tick along regardless of who is manager.

    Mustafizur gets the nod, arrives in India for IPL

    Mumbai Indians will open the game without Ambati Rayudu -recovering from groin strain -suffered during the match against Pune. In the bowling, Krunal Pandya proved to be the hero, picking up three wickets to stem the flow of runs of the Knight Riders.
    Mysterious flash of light seen across San Diego sky

    Mysterious flash of light seen across San Diego sky

    A mysterious flash of light streaked across Southern California on Monday, causing many questions for local San Diego residents. The woman catches sight of the mystery flash on her computer camera and turns around in panic.
  • Last of 'cocaine cowboys' nabbed after 26 years on the run

    Last of 'cocaine cowboys' nabbed after 26 years on the run

    Magluta was eventually sentenced to 205 years in prison, which was reduced to 195 years in 2006, according to the Miami Herald . Deputy marshals arrested Falcon and his wife, Amelia , at an intersection near Orlando during their bike ride, said U.S.
    'OK, Google': Burger King's New Ad Will Trigger Your Google Devices

    'OK, Google': Burger King's New Ad Will Trigger Your Google Devices

    Google, which according to a source familiar with the matter had no role in the ad's creation, declined to comment. Burger King's ad could signal the beginning of a worrisome trend: Commercials that trigger smart home assistants.
    April the giraffe showing 'extra discharge and swell'

    April the giraffe showing 'extra discharge and swell'

    One of the changes that indicates active labor is increased pacing in addition to pushing and contractions. Once born, April's calf is expected to be approximately six feet tall at birth and weigh about 150 pounds.
  • Mourinho: United defence can be upset with attackers

    Mourinho: United defence can be upset with attackers

    Dendoncker rose for a header in the final minutes for Anderlecht's equalizer, which Mourinho called his team's "one mistake". It's one of those scorelines where it's risky ". "It's not the end of the world, but we are better than that".
    London housing market in a slump

    London housing market in a slump

    Most surveyors across the country still expect prices to rise over the next 12 months, but by a smaller majority than in February. But, taking London as a whole, there has been a slight upturn in interest form buyers over the last four months, RICS said.
    Klopp wants Liverpool to play like Chelsea

    Klopp wants Liverpool to play like Chelsea

    The 24-year-old came off the bench to score his 30th top flight goal and become the Premier League's highest scoring Brazilian. Everybody was like, "that's very important".


Popular

EU draft guidelines soften line on future UK relationship
What about future ties on security? Mr Tusk's document said: "In these negotiations the Union will act as one". Estimates have suggested Britain could have to stump up as much as €60bn (£51bn).

UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
The United States, South Korea and others call North Korea's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program. It landed in the waters near near Japan.

Cavaliers: LeBron James to miss fifth straight regular-season finale
The Cleveland Cavaliers will rest their starters in an important game against the Miami Heat on Monday. Kevin Love added 25 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 34 seconds left in overtime.

Liverpool star to undergo surgery on Tuesday after season-ending injury
Mane suffered meniscus damage after feeling awkwardly under a challenge from Toffees defender Leighton Baines . Liverpool have confirmed forward Sadio Mane will undergo season-ending knee surgery on Tuesday.

Josh Brolin Cast As Cable For 'Deadpool 2'
The deal is said to be for four films, which may include a Deadpool sequel and the long-rumoured X-Force film. Michael Shannon had been widely rumoured to be the top pick for the Deadpool co-star.