The Assad family reign is coming to an end, and we all know it! Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson addressed the situation.
Tillerson stated that we could not allow another chemical attack before adding, “It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”
Sec. of State Rex Tillerson says it is clear “to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”pic.twitter.com/Y7b5ISLFen
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Now Tillerson is heading to Moscow on Tuesday in order to work out a solution for a political settlement. However, this visit could not come at a more tense time between the US and Russia.
It’s the highest-level visit of a Trump administration official to Russia, and it could not come at a more tense time.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will touch down in Moscow Tuesday, just days after the Trump administration ordered missile strikes on Russia’s ally, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, for deploying chemical weapons on his own people and killing dozens.
It’s a charge both Assad and Russia deny, and Russian officials have condemned the American response with a volley of harsh words, including a remarkable joint statement with Iran and Hezbollah that threatens retaliation for any new strikes.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev himself warned the U.S. was “on the edge of military clashes with Russia.”
Tillerson said he was “disappointed,” but “not too surprised” by the Russian reaction, blaming Russia in part for the attack by not ensuring all of Assad’s chemical weapons were eliminated.
“Whether Russia was complicit here or whether they were simply incompetent or whether they got outwitted by the Bashar al-Assad regime, you would have to ask the Russians that question. But clearly, they have failed in their commitment to the international community,” he said on CBS Sunday.
Despite the problems, Tillerson will also be talking compromise and solutions in order to end the fighting and death.
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