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McCain: Trump might bear partial responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria
07:47, 10 April 2017
McCain: Trump might bear partial responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria

Syrian leader Bashaar al-Assad could be inspired by Rex Tillerson’s recent statements, U.S. Senator says

07:47, 10 April 2017

Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration is to certain extent responsible for the recent chemical attacks in Idlib province, Syria; U.S. Senator John McCain said that in his interview with CBS.

McCain responded to remarks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made at the end of March, before the attack, including comments that the Syrian people would determine Assad’s fate, and that removing him from power isn’t a top priority.

'I think it probably was partially to blame,' McCain said. 'And Secretary Tillerson basically saying the same thing after kind of contradicting himself and then saying the same thing argues vigorously for a plan and a strategy. As I said again, taking this action I support and was important'.

On April 4, residents of the Syrian ciity of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, suffered grave consequences of a chemical attack: at least 27 children died, another 546 were severely poisoned. Turkish government assumed Assad's troops used poisonous gas, namely sarin. According to Syrian activists, it was the airstrike was launched by either Syrian or Russian Air Force. The Syrian government and the Russian Defense Ministry denied to be bearing any responsibility for the attack. 

Responding to the tragedy in Syria, France and the UK urged Bashaar al Assad to resign

Source: CBS

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