Trump advisers: USA seeks to fight ISIS and oust Syria's Assad

Trump advisers: USA seeks to fight ISIS and oust Syria's Assad

Trump advisers: USA seeks to fight ISIS and oust Syria's Assad

"My priority is now to continue contact with the USA and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated global support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process", Johnson said.

"I was trying to give warning and notice to the members of the Security Council and the worldwide community that (Trump) won't stop here", she said Sunday, adding.

That's because almost all Republican lawmakers - and some Democrats - blame the Obama administration's "red line" policy for enabling Syria to keep using chemical weapons in the country's long and bloody civil war.

The suggestion by Rouhani came one day after the US launched cruise missiles at the Shayrat airfield in Syria from which President Donald Trump claimed a chemical weapons attack had been launched. "We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there", Haley said on CNN.

The Obama administration threatened to attack Assad's forces after previous chemical attacks, but never followed through.

WALLACE: Let me bring in - you mentioned Russian Federation.

Haley echoed his comments in somewhat harsher tones on "State of the Union".

The comments from Tillerson and Haley suggested that the airstrikes Trump ordered punishing Assad for using chemical weapons would not lead to any immediate change in USA strategy toward Syria.

"So there's multiple priorities", she said.

"The failure related to the recent strike and the recent bad chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the worldwide community".

Graham said while he believes troops will be needed to ultimately solve the Syrian problem and that sanctions should be pursued against Russian Federation, he said Trump's course of action has been encouraging. "Or do they want it to be a relationship in which we can find areas of cooperation that are in our mutual interest?" "Why they're supporting a regime that commits mass murder against its own people".

President Trump's new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made an appearance on this week's edition of "Fox News Sunday" where he suggested that Russian Federation should reconsider its support for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The British have "no real influence", Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

"From now on, we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well", said the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al-Harbi.

When asked about Washington's anti-Russia sanctions, the US Secretary of State said "there is no reason to be lifting sanctions".

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