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Tillerson says time for Russia to rethink support for Syria's Assad
April 5, 2017 / 9:39 PM / 8 months ago

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

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.

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

“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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