Russian Federation criticises United Kingdom decision to cancel Johnson visit to Moscow

Phillip Butler
April 10, 2017

US forces fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military air base which American officials believe was used to carry out the deadly chemical attack on Tuesday. "The best way to do this is to start a transition process as soon as possible", said Cavusoglu.

"So here comes the question: what and by who has yet again been presented to the new U.S. president as "proof" of existence of chemical weapons in the state which is out of Washington's favor? We don't know where such an attack will take place or who will be affected", he said.

The Red Crescent was also supplying 50 medical workers inside Syria with gas masks, filters and other protective equipment so they could treat chemical attack victims without injuring themselves, he said.

He also said contacts had been initiated with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians", he said.

A group of protesters prayed on Syrian flags before the march.

"Congratulations to our great military men and women for representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack", President Trump tweeted Saturday. He added that the United Nations was "created to support America instead of serving the wronged people".

The Turkish health ministry said on Thursday that initial findings pointed to the use of sarin nerve agent in the attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib which killed dozens and left hundreds more injured.

"This regime should be ousted from leading Syria at once".

The administration of US President Donald Trump said in January it would consider setting up safe zones in Syria.

The news agency reports that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision".

Can Acun, a researcher at the SETA think-tank in Ankara, said Russian Federation and Turkey had been moving apart over Syria for some time, pointing to Moscow's readiness to work with Kurdish militia fighters in Syria and its failure to prevent ceasefire violations by Assad's forces.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most vehement opponents of Assad.

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