Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Guillermo Lane
April 17, 2017

"This reminds me very much of the events of 2003, when USA representatives in the Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons discovered in Iraq", Putin said, bringing back the spectre of a war started on lies, whose result is a disintegrating, destroyed Iraq. Perhaps eager to take a shot at the previous USA administration, with whom Putin's government clashed badly, Lavrov said the new group would address "irritants which have dogged our relations over the last couple of years, particularly under the administration of President Obama".

The dim view of US-Russian ties from both Trump and Tillerson reflected the former Cold War foes' inability to forge better relations, as Trump until recently has advocated. "I think it's very bad for mankind", Trump said.

"This fixation on trying to oust this or that dictator, an authoritarian or totalitarian leader, is well known to us, and we know how it ends", Lavrov said.

Relations between the United States and Russian Federation have hit a low point and should be improved, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a trip to Moscow Wednesday.

"So the same thing for that chemical attack, we don't know whether those dead, the children, were they dead at all?"

"When you get into the gases, especially that form, it's vicious and violent", he said. It shouldn't be allowed.

The vote comes after a meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to talk about the Syrian situation.

Tillerson met President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for discussions that were meant to tackle, primarily, the fight against Daesh and safe zones, but that were consumed by the chemical attack in Syria.

He said through a translator it was important for Russian Federation to understand the "real intentions" of the Trump administration. "Even if we had them, we wouldn't use them and we have never used our chemical arsenal in our history".

Syria and its most powerful ally, Russia, have vehemently denied the accusations, saying that terrorist groups were behind the deaths.

"And of course, that's not to mention that apart from the statements, we observed very recently the extremely worrying actions, when an illegal attack against Syria was undertaken". Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed cooperation but voiced optimism that their talks could narrow those differences.

"That's a butcher. That's a butcher", Trump said of Assad. He said Russian Federation is "not convinced" of accusations leveled against the Syrian regime.

This fabrication claim from the president was similar with what we heard from Russia's deputy ambassador to the United Nations.

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