Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

  • Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

"The aggression against Syria oversteps all red lines", said a statement published by Al-Watan, a newspaper close to Assad's government.

Tillerson's comments come amid global outrage over an alleged chemical air strike on April 4 that Syrian activists say killed 86 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.

"What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behaviour, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality", a statement said.

Russian Federation and Iran have provided Mr Assad with critical military support in his war against rebel groups fighting to topple him.

Under the memorandum, signed after Russian Federation launched an air campaign in Syria in September 2015, Russian Federation and the USA had exchanged information about their flights to avoid incidents in the crowded skies over Syria - where Russian Federation has several dozen warplanes and batteries of air-defence missiles.

"Here's what I think Assad's telling Trump by flying from this base: FU", said Sen.

"I can tell you his focus was on the fact that innocent victims were hurt by bad regime that was attempted to be covered up by Russian Federation or, you know, make excuses for [Syrian President Bashar] Assad by Russian Federation, and he said he wasn't going put up with it", Haley continued. "If you look at his actions, if you look at his situation, it's going to be hard to see a government that's peaceful and stable with Assad".

"The disgraceful act of targeting a sovereign state's airport demonstrates once again that different administrations do not change deeper policies".

Defeating the Islamic State group remains the top focus, Tillerson said.

McCain - who vocally supported the USA military response to the attack - added that the White House must put forward a detailed Syria strategy.

Meanwhile, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States made a "strategic mistake" by attacking Syria, state news agency IRNA reported.

He said Russian Federation should also be asked how it didn't know that Syria was planning a chemical attack since it had advisers at the Syrian airfield. The attack came as a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Idlib Governorate on April 4.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Russian Federation on its failure to prevent Syria's use of chemical weapons in meetings this week in Moscow, he said in interviews aired Sunday (April 9). Rebels have denied they own or can produce nerve agents like Sarin.

Mr Johnson has warned the USA could launch further airstrikes on Syria following its bombing of the Shayrat airfield near the city of Homs. A very small percentage of the people have been slaughtered in Syria have been slaughtered by chemical weapons. "And Russia was never part of the targeting".

"If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, Vladimir Putin needs to enforce commitments, to dismantle Assad's chemical weapons arsenal for good, and to get fully engaged with the United Nations peacekeeping progress".