United Kingdom foreign minister cancels planned visit to Moscow over Syria's

11 April, 2017, 00:14 | Author: Delbert Rhodes

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara sees the U.S. intervention in Syria as appropriate but not enough.

President Donald Trump's decision to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people, including children, marked a 180-degree departure from the "America First" philosophy that signaled a rejection of worldwide engagements and from his September 2016 declaration that the USA "cannot be the policeman of the world".

Malcolm Turnbull has stepped up criticism of Russian Federation saying the country has an obligation to pull the Syrian Assad regime into line following the deadly chemical weapons attack.

On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers described the attacks as long overdue and a necessary exercise of American leadership on the world stage, even as many Democrats warned that Trump will need to seek their approval if he strikes Assad again or seeks to escalate American involvement in the war.

Britain led global support for the attack, describing it as a "limited and appropriate" response to the use of chemical weapons by the regime of Assad against its own people.

The decision comes after a dramatic downturn in relations between American and Russian Federation after a chemical attack killed more than 70 Syrians, including children.

Howard lauded the quick action taken by the commanders and crews of the two ships in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can not stay in power after a suspected chemical attack last week prompted the first direct USA military action against his government, Washington's ambassador to the United Nations has said. But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use by the government since then.

"Unilateral military action by the U.S.in a Middle East conflict causes grave concern, given the lack of any Authorization for Use of Military Force from Congress and the absence of any long-term plan or strategy", said Sen.

Johnson said no one could reasonably object to the United Nations resolution, while Downing Street had previously played down the prospect of military action.

Trump has changed his tack, drawing Russian opprobrium as a result.

The ministry said it also showed once more that there was little to gain from talking to Britain, which it said had no real influence over world affairs. Under Obama, the United States largely pulled back from its support for so-called "moderate" rebels when Russia's military intervention in September 2015 led them to suffer a series of battlefield defeats.

The officials, who insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the sensitive matter, said they believe the hospital attack may have been an effort to cover up evidence of the earlier assault.

He slammed the United States attack on the Syrian airbase, saying that while the issue is not clear yet, the USA attacked the Syrian airbase and killed innocent people.

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