Trump forgets Cold War, says US-Russia relations at 'all time low'

Assad's first interview after chemical attack

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called on Moscow to stop protecting Assad and said the United States wants to work with Russian Federation toward a political solution for Syria.

Russian Federation has criticized previous investigations carried out by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations which blamed the Syrian government for at least three chemical weapons attacks. It's "100 percent fabrication", he added. "We're going to see how that all works out". We're a very, very strong country.

"Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. Were they dead at all?" he said. He said discussions also focused on the situations hot spots such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan, as well as possible cooperation in addressing those issues.

"It's not clear whether it happened or not", Assad said.

In Assad's version of events, the motive behind the attack was to setup a scenario that would allow the U.S.to strike Assad's government forces, which they did, just days later, when President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on the Syrian air field believed to have launched the chemical attack.

On the eve of the talks, far from trying to calm tempers, both sides escalated their rhetoric as the U.S. tried to prise Moscow and Damascus apart. He said it was "unacceptable that the OPCW analyses the evidence not on location". "You have a lot of fake videos now", he said.

Assad: Syria chemical attack '100% fabrication'
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Moscow on Wednesday, discussing the US attack with Putin and Lavrov. Security Council and implies that the fate of Syria would be decided only by the Syrian people", he said.

"It's one that we know is serious enough to attract additional sanctions".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Russian support for the Assad regime, calling on Moscow to abandon their ally.

But Tillerson is confident the attack was directed by the Assad regime.

"The current state of U.S. Russian Relations is at a low point", Tillerson, who is in Moscow for meetings, said at a joint news conference Wednesday. "We condemn any use of chemical weapons", Moallem said. "Notwithstanding their use in more than 50 occasions of chlorine bombs, cluster bombs and other types of weapons that are meant to main and kill in the most horrific ways".

Tillerson doubled down on these conclusions, saying "this is just the latest of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, and notwithstanding their use on more than 50 occasions of chlorine bombs and cluster bombs and other types of weapons that are meant to maim and kill in the most horrific ways". Though the resolution would have provided chemical weapons investigators with access in Syria, a Russian representative to the United Nations said it didn't "serve a useful objective".

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