The foreign Ministry did not see the ultimatum in words Tillerson about Russia and Syria

The Russian foreign Ministry believes the ultimatum, the statement of US state Secretary Rex Tillerson on Syria, which he made before his visit to Russia. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“Not as an ultimatum, I regard as a political statement, as a muscle-flexing before the talks. This is quite in line with the approaches of Washington,” she said.

Earlier today, April 11, U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson following the meeting of foreign Ministers of the G7 in Italy said that Russia needs to decide whose position on the Syrian issue it is prepared to support.

“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 remain an ally of this group [Syria, Iran, Hezbollah], which, we believe, would not be in the interests of Russia in the long term,” said Tillerson. The Secretary of state noted that “for all of us it is clear” that Assad’s rule is coming to an end.

On the night of 7 April, the United States fired missiles at the air base to the government troops in Syria. In all there were 59 of missiles, however, flew to the target, not all. As a result of blow was struck the runway, hangars, and refueling station at the base of a Shirt.

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The decision to attack Syrian airbase trump explained the need to prevent the spread of chemical weapons. The US leader stressed that the move is a response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib on 4 April. The attack, which allegedly was carried out using the poison gas sarin, killing about 80 people, among them dozens of women and children. Full responsibility for the incident US blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.