Red Crescent Doesn't Expect Fresh Wave of Syrian Refugees into Turkey

Apr 10, 2017, 01:00
Red Crescent Doesn't Expect Fresh Wave of Syrian Refugees into Turkey

Referring to the USA strikes against Shayrat air base, Erdogan says, "I want to express from Hatay that we evaluate this concrete step against the Assad regime's war crimes using chemical and conventional weapons as positive". Syrian local time Friday (0045GMT).

Mr Johnson had been due in the Russian capital on Monday but will stay away as G7 foreign ministers draw up their coordinated response.

"If he doesn't want to go, if there is no transition government, and if he continues committing humanitarian crimes, the necessary steps to oust him should be taken", he said.

A no-fly zone and safe haven for refugees could have stopped Tuesday's deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria before it ever occurred, according to Turkey's presidential spokesman. He added that the United Nations was "created to support America instead of serving the wronged people".

Early on Friday the US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat Air Base in retaliation for the chemical attack.

"Twenty-four hours have passed since the US Navy warships launched a massive missile strike at the Shayrat airfield, and neither the Pentagon nor the State Department have provided any evidence of presence of chemical weapons at this airbase", the ministry spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement on Saturday.

Rouhani said that "neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from". Johnson says Tillerson will be able to give a "clear and coordinated message to the Russians". However, ending the cooperation will mean US and coalition pilots will be flying into Syrian airspace not knowing if Russian forces plan their own operations in the same places.

Earlier on Friday, the United States targeted a Syrian air base with over 50 Tomahawk missiles, killing six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians. It said the woman killed had fled to the town from her hometown of Latameh in central Syria.

In Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the U.S. missile strike on Syria.

"The worldwide community has the capability to stop the regime and terrorist organizations".