Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Why did U.S. really attack Syria?

Why did U.S. really attack Syria?

"Things will work out fine between the United States of America and Russian Federation". But so far, it appears the two countries are growing further apart. U.S. -Russia relations were supposed to improve under the Trump administration.

Despite the dreary outlook, Trump said that he heard that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a positive meeting with Russian officials.

With the tension between Russian Federation and US over the Syria civil war not looking to be resolved any time soon, people from all over are getting understandably anxious.

Earlier on Wednesday, after holding talks with the US secretary of state, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said some progress had been made on Syria, and a working group would be set up to examine the poor state of US-Russia ties. "A military campaign in Iraq ensued, which ended with the destruction of the country, an increased terrorist threat and the emergence of ISIS on the worldwide scene", Putin said.

"The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", Tillerson said.

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.

In response to last week's chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, the United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles against the Shayrat airfield on Friday, in the country's first strike against the regime since the war broke out six years ago. "But we are sure in advance that the west will not agree to it", Muallem said during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Syrian representative noted that the Syrian government, basing on its firm principles, has joined the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Convention and fulfilled its obligations in this regard since it made unprecedented achievement in the OPCW's history and ended the Syrian chemical weapons program in record time, back in 2014.

It's suspected that sarin gas was used in an attack on a northern Syrian town at the start of April. Only through working to change the dynamic of the battlefield can the worldwide community bring forth the conditions for a political solution. He said Russia's hope was that Putin's message would be passed on to US President Donald Trump. "In some ways, they are too much alike", added the expert.

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