Boris Johnson cancelled his trip to Moscow after tensions escalated in Syria

Janie Parker
April 10, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he welcomes the U.S. strike on Syria, but believes it isn't sufficient.

Tillerson's comments came just a few days after the United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at the Syrian airbase that was allegedly used in the chemical attack.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson canceled a planned trip to Russian Federation because of fast-moving events in Syria.

Mr Tillerson is expected in Moscow for talks with Russian officials next week.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration's "first priority" is to defeat ISIS - and then turn its attention to "stabilizing the situation in Syria".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated the Turkish political scene since 2003Turkey sees US military strikes on chemical weapons sites in Syria as "positive concrete steps" but not enough, Erdogan said at a rally in the border province of Hatay, adding "I hope this operation marks a beginning".

The decision by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to cancel a visit to Moscow later this month shows a lack of understanding of events in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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The US ambassador to the United Nations previously said America is "prepared to do more" militarily in Syria but hopes it will not be necessary.

Immediately after the group's claim, a Syrian military source quoted by state television said the plane was on a reconnaissance mission near the Turkish border.

Johnson condemned Russia's continued defense of Assad "even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians". Syria denies it carried out the attack.

President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with South Korea's leader to discuss Syria and North Korea.

A woman was killed and her son wounded in the Saturday bombings in the opposition-controlled Syrian town where women and children were among the civilian deaths in Tuesday's attack.

"The worldwide community has the capability to stop the regime and terrorist organizations". The Sunni rulers of Saudi Arabia are in a power struggle for regional dominance with Iran's Shiite government and view Tehran's support of Assad as a threat to the region.

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