Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Research | By Chelsea Rogers

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S.

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to give his views on why U.S.

After a day of discussions with U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the former Cold War foes agreed a United Nations probe of events in northern Syria on April 4 was necessary.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called claims that he used deadly sarin gas on his people a "100 percent fabrication" and insisted the USA worked "hand-in-glove" with terrorists to carry out the attacks, he said in an interview published Thursday.

Lavrov, addressing a news conference, said that Moscow is ready to restore an air safety agreement covering Syria which it had suspended after last week's USA missile strikes on Syria.

Earlier, Russia's foreign minister said Moscow expects the UN's chemical weapons watchdog to conduct an extensive probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria.

But the two nations remain at odds over USA airstrikes on Syria - following last week's chemical attack on Syrian civilians.

Following the 4 April atrocity, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian regime airbase from where the chemical attack was allegedly launched.

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The U.S. has also accused Russian Federation of trying to cover up Assad's attack.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a two hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a grim outlook. Russian Federation condemned the USA action, accusing it of breaking worldwide law.

Assad said on Thursday the alleged poison gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun was a "fabrication" to justify a USA military strike.

He said the US attack on the Syrian air base "was carried out in violation of global norms". "And we have said to them 'Show us the evidence for these slanderous attacks'".

The suspected chemical attack killed at least 87 people, including many children, and images of the dead and of suffering victims provoked global outrage.

Russian Federation - refusing to concede that Assad - was behind the attacks.

However, the Russian President and his officials dismissed United States evidence that Assad had carried out the attack, and Putin added a "bombshell prediction" of his own: Unnamed forces were going to carry out more chemical weapons attacks and blame these on Assad. He said he doesn't have have chemical weapons anymore, and that if he did, he wouldn't use them. We're a very, very strong country.

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