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Tillerson: Russia Failed To Live Up To Its Commitment In Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Russia was not living up to its part of the chemical weapons agreement in Syria, and had failed to live up to its commitment to the international community during an interview on Sunday. Stephanopoulos pointed out to Tillerson how President Putin is saying that the […]

By NTK Staff | 04.09.2017 @9:45am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Russia was not living up to its part of the chemical weapons agreement in Syria, and had failed to live up to its commitment to the international community during an interview on Sunday.

Stephanopoulos pointed out to Tillerson how President Putin is saying that the United States missile strike on a Syrian airbase caused a significant blow to the relationship between Russia and the United States.

“Well, I guess, I’m not too surprised that Russia might make that statement. I will tell you I’m disappointed,” Tillerson tells Stephanopoulos.

Tillerson goes on to say, “I think the real failure here has been Russia’s to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013, both by the Syrian government and by Russia as the guarantor.”

“So the failure related to the recent strike, and the recent terrible chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia’s part to achieve its commitment to the international community,” Tillerson concludes.

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