Counter-terrorism to be discussed during Tillersons visit: Russian Federation

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Russian Federation is a close ally of President Bashar al Assad, and Mr Lavrov told Mr Tillerson that assertions the Syrian military used a chemical weapon in Idlib province on Tuesday do not correspond to reality.

According to Al Arabiya, Iran has condemned the United States missile strike on Syria, saying the "unilateral action is unsafe, destructive and violates the principles of worldwide law". "The world is waiting for Russian Federation to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar al-Assad", she said.

"So I find it very disappointing, but, sadly, I have to tell you, not all that surprising", he added.

Boris Johnson made a decision to scrap his visit to Moscow tomorrow, saying he deplored "Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime".

Once the threat from Isis has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria", Tillerson said in excerpts from an interview on CBSs Face the Nation, that will air in full on Sunday.

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He, however, backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria denies using any nerve gas.

Ms Haley said that the decision to launch the missile strikes had been to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that "enough is enough" and to let Russian Federation know that is was no longer acceptable to "cover for the regime" anymore.

The U.S. on Thursday targeted a Syrian airbase controlled by the country's beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad, making a dramatic turnaround in American policy. The crimes he has committed are against his own people. are so enormous.

Later in the interview, Hassoun explained that he, and most other Syrian refugees, just want Assad kicked out of power so that he and the millions of others displaced by the brutal civil war can go back to their homeland.

The US strike came before the United Nations or the OPCW, the chemical weapons watchdog, could investigate the incident. "When you take your own path, this leads to terrible tragedies in the region", he told the Americans. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria, the BBC said.

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