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What exactly is US Syria policy? Big questions for allies

What exactly is US Syria policy? Big questions for allies

He said countries that support Assad's regime "have to ask themselves some hard questions".

He said the US intends to return to full offensive air operations as soon as possible. According to a statement issued by Russia's Foreign Ministry, Lavrov said United States statements that the Syrian government used chemical weapons "do not correspond with reality".

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he told Tillerson that Tokyo supports the USA in its push to "deter the spread and use of chemical weapons", and discussed the pressing North Korean nuclear threat.

But the agenda is now likely to be dominated by last week's suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town that killed at least 87 civilians, and the USA cruise missiles fired at a Syrian air base in retaliation.

In a shift in Washington's strategy, US missiles hit a Syrian air base last week in retaliation for what the United States and its allies say was a poison gas attack by Syria's military in which scores of civilians died. Besides Syria, the ministers will talk about growing tensions with North Korea, as the United States moves a navy strike group near the Korean peninsula amid concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.They will also debate Libya.

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They say it gives the former real estate mogul breathing room to learn on the job and accept advice from more seasoned advisers. Moon did not directly respond to a question about the possibility of a US military strike against the North.

Syria, though, topped the agenda.

Ultimately, Obama listened to his intelligence advisers who told him there was no "slam-dunk" evidence implicating Assad's regime and he pulled back from a military strike at the last minute - while publicly maintaining the fiction that the US government was certain of Assad's guilt.

Russian Federation planned to put forward a proposal on Monday for an independent and impartial investigation of the attack, a spokesman for German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, calling it "a good and important sign".

Until Monday, U.S. officials had said they weren't sure whether Russian Federation or Syria operated the drone.

Johnson on Saturday cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow over its support for the Syrian regime.

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On Monday, Rouhani warned the USA not to carry out any more strikes against Syria.

"If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb in to innocent people, I think you will see a response from this president", Spicer said.

As the talks began, a few dozen anti-G7 protesters clashed with baton-wielding riot police on the edges of the walled city. As he laid a wreath, he alluded to the Syria chemical attack.

The neocons and Israel have long sought "regime change" in Damascus even if the ouster of Assad might lead to a victory by Islamic extremists associated with al-Qaida and/or the Islamic State.

Washington has sent mixed signals about whether it shares the determination of allies such as Britain that Assad must be removed from power. While Britain stressed pressure on Russian Federation and removing Assad, Germany's Gabriel emphasized that Russian Federation and Iran must be part of the peace process for Syria.

McIlroy six back, but not out of it
Charley Hoffman had a birdie on the ninth hole to make the turn with a two-stroke lead in Saturday's third round at the Masters. Former BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays wasn't in contention in the final round of his first Masters appearance.

On Monday, the former oilman-turned-diplomat visited the site of a World War Two Nazi massacre in Italy and said the United States would never let such abuses go unchallenged. "To prevent military violence to escalate on and on, it's all about this".


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