gamesindustryblog.com
gamesindustryblog.com May 24, 2017


Russia-US relations at an 'all-time low' following Syria strike

18 April 2017, 02:31 | Clarence Schmidt

But that one would have condemned the US missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump in response to the chemical attack.

Tillerson's comments came at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "I would like to think that they didn't know but certainly they could have".

Ahead of the summit, Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, was reported to have accused the United States of "primitive, loutish rhetoric" on Syria as he said Mr Tillerson wanted to discuss no-fly zones in the war-torn country.

"This reminds me very much of the events of 2003, when U.S. representatives in the Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons discovered in Iraq", Putin said, bringing back the spectre of a war started on lies, whose result is a disintegrating, destroyed Iraq. He added there was no talk Wednesday about a possible Trump-Putin meeting.

While the USA has put responsibility for the attack that killed more than 80 people squarely with Assad, Russia believes it was the work of terrorists, with Putin claiming more chemical attacks are on the way in Syria created to frame the Assad regime.

Erdogan's office said in a statement that the two leaders held a telephone conversation during which the Turkish leader stressed that the use of chemical weapons "is the greatest crime against humanity".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, April 12, said the relations between the US and Russian Federation were "at a low point" and the two countries remained divided on a range of issues, including Syria. "I said it [Nato] was obsolete".

Lawyers: Don't rush Arkansas executions decision
Bruce Earl Ward and Don William Davis Jr. had been scheduled to die Monday night, the first of four double executions set by Gov. Circuit Court of Appeals that she believes the state court's ruling was based on a misinterpretation of federal law.

Trump, last week, had ordered missile strikes at a Syrian airbase after a chemical attack in the country's Idlib province killed 87 civilians, including many women and children.

But in an apparent reversal, Mr Trump said the alliance is a "bulwark of global peace and security".

Russian Federation has criticized previous investigations carried out by the OPCW and the United Nations which blamed the Syrian government for at least three chemical weapons attacks without visiting the sites.

"The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated", the Russian President said in a TV interview. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this relationship", he said. Moscow has blamed Syrian rebels.

Moscow and Washington had also agreed to continue cooperating to try to find a political solution for Syria, he said.

Mr Lavrov admitted relations between the two nations "are not the most calm" and some issues were "time bombs" inherited from the Obama administration.



Other News

Trending Now

LA Dodgers To Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue This Weekend
While he would go on to star as a second baseman, Robinson made his debut on Opening Day at first. Needless to say, Robinson's legacy on Saturday was getting its proper respect all around baseball.

Edmundson's OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1
Alexander Steen gloved a clearing attempt by Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin, then fed the puck to Sobotka in the high slot. Stastny missed the last 10 games of the regular season, and Bortuzzo and Yakupov each sat out the last five games.

Nikki Haley Now Says Removing Assad From Power Is A US Priority
The strike was the first time American forces targeted a Syrian government installation in the course of the war. Tillerson said the US priority in Syria was defeating Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS.

'Survivor' Contestant Apologizes for Outing Zeke Smith as Transgender
On Zeke's calm reaction to the outing, Probst commented, "I was also very impressed with the compassion Zeke showed Varner". Following the sixth episode's tribal council, the Hollywood Reporter published a guest column from Smith.

$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service
And US Cellular picked up 188 licenses for $328 million, though they're likely to be located in rural areas, thus the lower cost. Comcast was the third biggest spender in the auction, though it came in at a distant third. (NYSE: T) spent just $910.2 million.

Suspect arrested in slaying of Google manager Vanessa Marcotte
There is evidence he was in the Princeton area at the time of the murder, but Early declined to go into details. She was visiting her mother on August 7 when she went out for an afternoon jog and never returned. "Ms.

Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
His wrist shot struck T.J, Oshie's stick and beat Holtby, who immediately claimed Nazem Kadri had somehow interfered with him. The Leafs do have some injury questions to defensemen Roman Polak and Nikita Zaitsev , both of whom missed practice Tuesday.

Apple considering multi-billion dollar investment in Toshiba chip unit: NHK
The Japanese company is in the process of narrowing down the bidders for the semiconductor business, which is profitable. Yukihito Uchida, a spokesman for Toshiba, declined to comment on Apple's involvement and the NHK article.

Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series
The Fireflies continue their opening homestand with a three-game set against the Hickory (North Carolina) Crawdads on Monday. Tim Tebow had an incredible debut weekend with the New York Mets minor league team.

Jackson says trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks
Or, why would anyone want to come to a team that has no loyalty to its star players? Which I like that attitude. Porzingis later liked Anthony's post on Instagram . "Holding the ball is not a criticism".