'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid Syria crisis

"Russia bears a heavy responsibility through its systematic opposition - in order to protect its ally Assad - to a multilateral response to the issue of Syria", the office of French President Francois Hollande said in a statement yesterday.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that week that the Syrian air force airstrike near Khan Shaykhun hit a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq.

"Are we going to get involved with Syria? There are so many stories that come out of Washington and then prove to be absolutely unfounded ... after some time", she pointed out. "We understand each other bettter after today's talks", Lavrov noted.

Speaking alongside Mr Lavrov following more than three hours of meetings, Mr Tillerson reiterated the United States view that the Assad regime was to blame for the April 4th chemical attack on the town of Khan Shikhoun in Idlib province, in which more than 80 were killed. She said the days of excuses by the regime are over.

A fact-finding mission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is investigating last week's attack in a rebel-held area of northern Syria. There are some 200 buses lined up at staging areas to move more than 10,000 people out of the four towns to safety, according to Syrian media. She said Damascus wants this investigation to be "unbiased" as well as "neutral, honest, and professional". He said Assad's government was responsible.

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

"We can start by working together to de-escalate the conflict", Haley said.

Mr Putin's decision to host Mr Tillerson signalled Moscow's intent to maintain communication with the USA even as the countries bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones. "If such [aggression] would continue, it would complicate the situation at the negotiating table in Geneva".

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Mr Rycroft said: "The United Kingdom therefore shares the USA assessment that it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a sarin attack on Khan Sheikhoun on April 4".

He said Moscow was ready to resume a deal with Washington to avoid incidents in Syrian airspace as the two countries lead separate bombing campaigns.

The fallout over the chemical attack follows comments by the Trump administration and Russian Federation that a reset in relations between the countries was possible after decades of hostility.

Although Washington's reputation in the Middle East suffered setbacks due to the Obama administration's unsuccessful regional policy, it is important to acknowledge that the USA remains the most important game-changer in the Syrian civil war. She said the western media is "at the cutting edge of the offensive on Syria".

The meeting took place along with Lavrov and came after Lavrov issued Tillerson a warning against any further US strikes on the Syrian regime.

Trudeau's preference for multilateral co-operation on global issues and affinity for the United Nations is well known, so Juneau said it was no surprise Trudeau's initial response to the attack was to press the UN to investigate.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson echoed that comment after meetings with Russian leaders in Moscow, saying that relations are at a low point with a low level of trust. Assad however added, "Even if we have them, we wouldn't use them, and we have never used our chemical arsenal in our history".

"Where is the proof that Syrian troops used chemical weapons? Would it help from a military standpoint?"