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Tillerson says time for Russia to rethink support for Syria's Assad
April 5, 2017 / 9:39 PM / 4 months ago

Tillerson says time for Russia to rethink support for Syria's Assad

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Despite a long list of potential pitfalls, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to China, the first by a senior member of the Trump administration, passed off relatively smoothly although there were no tangible gains to show. Korea Pool/Yonhap via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is time for Russia to think carefully about its continued support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday in response to a chemical weapons attack he blamed on Assad's forces.

"We think that it is time that the Russians really need to think carefully about their continued support of the Assad regime," Tillerson told reporters after a meeting with his Mexican counterpart at the State Department.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by James Dalgleish

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