Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

Speaking to Jake Tapper, the host of the State of the Union show, on Sunday, the U.S. official said that the issue of the new sanctions is already being discussed.

McCain said to Today: 'I think it is important, I think it is the right thing to do. I don't see how that's in Russian interests. "We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore", she said.

Britain said Russian Federation bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria caused by the chemical weapons attack in which at least 70 were killed.

"By proxy Russian Federation is responsible for every civilian death last week", Fallon, whose government voiced support for US President Donald Trump's decision to target the Syrian air base, wrote in the Sunday Times newspaper.

Dozens of representatives of the media, local authorities, and emergency services have visited the airfield since the attack, with no alleged "storage units" or chemical weapon shells being found, the ministry said in a statement, calling on a mission of professional experts to be sent to the air base.

"My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April", said Mr Johnson, who was due to travel to Moscow on Monday. The President saw the evidence.

But Haley reiterated her statements about further actions in Syria in her interview with Tapper.

"Here's what I think Assad's telling Trump by flying from this base: 'FU, ' " Graham told host Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press". "If he needs to do more, he will do more". "Clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians".

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

Just days before the chemical attack, USA envoy to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Tillerson both had indicated that removing Assad from power was no longer a US priority. "How can they with a straight face cover for Assad, because if they're covering for Assad, then what are they really saying?" "Russian intelligence may not be as good as ours, but it's good enough to know the Syrians had chemical weapons, were using chemical weapons".

"Well this is part of the problem in Syria, is Russia's sponsorship of this murderous regime", McMaster said on "Fox News Sunday". Why they are supporting a regime that is committing mass murder against its own people.

"We're hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions" between the Assad government and various rebel groups.

"Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally", he said. The Sunni rulers of Saudi Arabia are in a power struggle for regional dominance with Iran's Shiite government and view Tehran's support of Assad as a threat to the region.

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