Russia-US relations at an 'all-time low' following Syria strike
Russia-US relations at an 'all-time low' following Syria strike
Mike Blake Reuters
17 April, 2017, 05:00
"Right now we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all", Trump flatly declared at a White House press conference on Wednesday, giving stark proof the president is moving ever further from his 2016 campaign promise to establish better ties with Moscow.
The agenda for the meeting wasn't announced.
Moscow and Washington have traded barbs over last week's chemical attack, which killed 89 people, and prompted the USA to carry out its first strike against the Syrian regime in the six-year conflict, taking out aircraft and infrastructure at a Syrian military air base.
Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praisedPutin throughout the USA election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claims the U.S. fabricated last week's chemical weapons attack in Syria - to justify a military strike on one of its airbases.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center, stands in the middle as Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shake hands after a shared press conference following thei. "And so we are mindful of the seriousness of that particular interference in our elections, and I'm sure that Russian Federation is mindful of it as well", Tillerson said.
This team has already found Syrian government forces were responsible for three chlorine gas attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State militants used mustard gas.
It was an ominous start to Tillerson's visit. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship".
But he saidMoscow and Washington had agreed to continue co-operating to try to find a political solution for Syria. Turkey has said tests showed sarin gas was used.
Benitez fumes while Monk proud after late Leeds leveller
Chris Wood struck deep into injury time to slow Newcastle's promotion drive as Leeds escaped from St James' Park with a point. Newcastle are eight points clear of third-placed Huddersfield - who have a game in hand - with four games left to play.
Putin and Trump are yet to meet face to face to discuss the tensions between Russian Federation and the US.
The palpable tension hanging over Tillerson's trip spoke to a widening chasm between the former Cold War foes.
Where relations between the two countries go from this point on is hard to guess.
"Frankly, Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person", Trump said, referring to Assad. "I think it's probably unlikely, and I know they are doing investigations into that right now", said Trump.
He added there was no talk on Wednesday about a possible Trump-Putin meeting.
Two days later, the USA launched a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield where the planes that carried out the attack were based. It was the first direct U.S. military action against Assad's forces since the start of Syria's civil war six years ago and led to a quick downward spiral in ties between Washington and Moscow.
Intelligence services from several Western countries dispute that claim.
Assad said he could only support an investigation into the Sheikhoun attacks if it was "impartial" and "when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicized purposes".
The buses were carrying almost 5,000 people from Foua and Kfraya, villages in northern Syria that have been besieged by rebels. The deal to evacuate the towns is the latest in a string of such agreements through Syria's six-year civil war.
If the package is approved by the Board of Governors on April 26, the signing period change would take effect August 1. The thing that worries me is it nearly feels like we're starting to individualize high school football.
This dump also provides significant ammunition for those concerned with the U.S. government developing and keeping 0-day exploits. The released may also cause substantial diplomatic fallout, as the US government's access to SWIFT has always been controversial.
The atmosphere was festive on Saturday at a downtown Chicago rally where a sousaphone band played and rally goers chanted. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday posted an online video urging Congress to force Trump to release the returns.
The members of the BJP's Mahila Morcha felicitated the prime minister in front of the Raj Bhavan, giving him lotus flowers. Shah is also scheduled to attend a programme at the state BJP headquarters to celebrate the Odia New Year.
Lavrov called on the US not to repeat the airstrikes, which he said were part of efforts to oust Assad that won't succeed. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable.
Video creators who wanted to monetise content on YouTube could do it through advertisements, paid subscriptions and merchandise. Since 5 years Youtube has allowed all video creators to apply to run ads on their videos, and many typically were approved.
That was the case in this incident, but Pickard said it was too late - the child's head took the brunt of the injury. This happened at the Sun Dial Restaurant, which is known for rotating on top of the Westin Hotel.
Hillary Clinton responds to Syria strike
Hillary Clinton has called for an independent investigation into the involvement of Russian Federation into the 2016 U.S. She said she spent a lot of time wrestling with the fact that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump.
North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade
It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles - which have a range of more than 1,000km - at a military parade. Navy strike group including the USS Carl Vinson aircraft was sent to the region ahead of the parade to monitor activity.
Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem
In the other, we celebrate and give thanks to God for his gift of life to mankind, a gift that saves us from ourselves. Easter will restore us all as God's children to the original state of grace, and Christ will prove his power as God.
Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins
The explosion that took place on Saturday was caused by a vehicle bomb, causing massive damage, a local source reported . The convoy that departed Al-Fu'ah and Kafriya is carrying 5,000 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Every Indian should have a house by 2022: Modi
Once the customer's Aadhaar number is entered, the app will show the bank accounts linked with the Aadhaar number. However, before availing of the service, users will have to link the Aadhaar number to their bank account.
Founding members of J. Geils Band dead at 71
Geils lived in Groton for over three decades, and his love for the town has led to Groton, in 2007, designating December 1 as "J". Geils was found unresponsive at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, around 4 p.m. on April 11, the Daily Mail reported .
Last known survivor of 19th century dies at 117
Morano began working in a factory making jute bags when she was 16. "When I first knew her she used to eat three eggs a day". Emma Morano was fortunate enough to see numerous world's greatest losses and achievements since the late 1800s.
Turkey detains 5 suspected of IS attack plan on referendum
Social media are alive with support for the "Yes" and "No" campaigns in Sunday's referendum on constitutional change in Turkey. Assuming the referendum passes, most of the changes it contains won't take effect until the next set of elections, due in 2019.
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
She was one of only a few senior aides not present at this week's summit with the Chinese president at Trump's Florida estate. As for the former Breitbart executive, if he is fired, just blame Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law, for the inside job.
Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'
New stars include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran . " The Last Jedi " is due in theaters December 15. In another image, several fighters are engaged in a space battle as red and green blasts shoot through the air.
Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator
In doing so, Trump is departing from some of the radical changes he promised, and moving toward the positions of his predecessors. The two leaders also had a telephonic call on Wednesday, when they discussed the situations in North Korea and Syria.
Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more
"I think he fundamentally doesn't understand the nature of the Russia-China relationship", she said, describing it as pragmatic. Recently, the United States has seen a considerable increase in the lack of worldwide support.