The US presented an ultimatum to Russia over Syria

Rex Tillerson

The head of the US state Department Rex Tillerson presented an ultimatum to Russia because of the support provided by Moscow to the Syrian regime. Reported by the Associated Press.

The Secretary said, Russia should make a choice between “US and sane countries on one side and Iran, Hezbollah and the regime of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad on the other.”

“We want to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia could become a part of the future and an important role to play or to keep their Alliance with this group, which, in our opinion, will not serve the interests of Russia in the long term,” he said.

Earlier, on 11 April, Prime Minister Theresa may in the course of conversation with the President of the United States Donald trump agreed that there now exists a “window of opportunity” to persuade Russia to break off relations with Assad.

Tillerson is on a visit to Moscow on April 11-12. He will hold talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov could not confirm, whether held in the near future, the Secretary of state meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On the night of 7 April, the United States attacked Syrian airport shirt. The order to release 59 cruise missiles gave trump. The shelling was carried out after reports of the Syrian opposition that is loyal to the Assad forces allegedly use chemical weapons in Idlib province.