It’s being reported now that Secretary of State Tillerson has said that Trump’s new policy on Syria is pursuing regime change:
A big moment from Tillerson: He just said there's an international effort underway to remove Syria's leader https://t.co/D6c6tKx24S
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) April 6, 2017
BREAKING: Tillerson states new Trump Syria policy: regime change. "Those steps are underway" for US to lead int'l effort to remove Assad.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) April 6, 2017
Tillerson says it's time for Russia to reconsider its support for Assad.
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) April 6, 2017
#BREAKING Tillerson calls for Assad's ouster after suspected chemical attack
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 6, 2017
BREAKING: Secretary of State Tillerson says US considering 'appropriate response' to chemical weapons attack in Syria.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) April 6, 2017
Well I’m sure this will be music to Erdogan’s ears.
SF CHRONICLE – President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is not unconditional, but that the country demands a full investigation of the suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held province in Syria before the United Nations takes any action.
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s remarks came two days after the suspected chemical attack killed at least 72 people. Moscow, Assad’s key backer, has supported the Syrian government militarily in the ongoing conflict since 2015.
Peskov told The Associated Press in an interview that “unconditional support is not possible in this current world,” but added that “it is not correct to say that Moscow can convince Mr. Assad to do whatever is wanted in Moscow. This is totally wrong.”
Moscow and Damascus “enjoy a relationship of cooperation, of exchange of views and full mutual support,” Peskov said. Assad and his army are “the only real power in Syria that can resist terrorists on the ground,” he said.