Some 87 people, including children, are believed to have been killed in a suspected sarin nerve agent strike on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.
On Sunday, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said President Donald Trump has asked officials to give him options for removing the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea. Still, Haley said the USA didn't see a peaceful future for Syria with Assad in power.
"It's very hard to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime", McMaster said.
Not so fast. Speaking to ABC's This Week, Tillerson emphasized there was "no change" in the USA military stance toward Syria.
Top diplomats from the seven major advanced economies are in Italy for their annual two-day meeting which had initially been expected to focus on intimate talks with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about hotspots like Libya, Iran and Ukraine. "It's important that we keep our priorities straight". After years of calling for al-Assad's removal during former president Barack Obama's tenure, Washington appeared to be stepping back from seeking regime change in Syria in recent weeks.
"We do not have any information that suggests that Russian Federation was part of the military attack undertaken using the chemical weapons", Tillerson said. "How can they with a straight face cover for Assad, because if they're covering for Assad, then what are they really saying?". The conflict broke out right after Trump authorized the firing of 59 cruise missiles at a military airfield.
Russian Federation continues to back the Assad regime and denies the Syrian leader gassed his own people.
The US strike Thursday was created to be a targeted mission on the airfield from where the deadly chemical attack was launched Tuesday. Asked whether she thought Russian Federation was trying to help Assad cover up the use of chemical weapons, Haley said either Moscow knew Assad had weapons that would be used or they were "played for fools by Assad and kept in the dark".
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom monitoring group, told Newsweekthat the attack had been carried out either by Russian Federation or by President Bashar Assad's regime.
He said allegations that al-Assad's regime was behind a chemical weapons attack were "baseless" and suggested it was carried out by rebel groups to influence global public opinion.
A South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday the deployment of the Carl Vinson to the Western Pacific region was in response to the "serious situation on the Korean Peninsula".
"Every time Assad has crossed the line of human decency, Russian Federation has stood beside him", Haley told the council.
By 51 to 40 percent, more support than oppose the missile strikes launched early Friday on the Shayrat air base in Syria, with opinions dividing sharply along partisan lines.
"From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well", said the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media).
Blitzer mentioned that the USA military also shared an image of a radar track of a Syrian airplane from the Shayrat airfield flying to the purported chemical strike area Tuesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio extended its permit for nearly one year as a response to widespread requests to make it a permanent fixture. The " Fearless Girl " was part of a campaign to encourage companies to employ more women in senior leadership roles.
Meanwhile, mining input prices gained +3.7% y/y in March, compared with a +36.1% y/y rally in the prior month. Food, alcohol and tobacco, clothing and footwear, miscellaneous goods and services prices went up.
Cleveland was again short-handed as F Richard Jefferson (left knee tendinitis) and G Kyle Korver (left knee soreness) sat out. However, New Orleans missed a chance to get closer when Paul Zipser blocked Holiday's transition layup with 36 seconds left.
Forensic investigations showed that about one tonne of explosives and diesel were detonated by timer, it said. A secury officer patrols near the site after an explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey , Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Operating profit in the chip-making unit of Samsung is estimated at a range of 5-6 trillion won in the first quarter. The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics was indicted on bribery, forgery, and embezzlement charges.
The strike group includes its namesake aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson , as well as three guided-missile destroyers. Al Jazeera's James Bays looks at possible future action the United States may take.
A warm front lifts across late on Saturday meaning that Easter could feel more like summer than the middle of April. An isolated shower is possible in the afternoon but most towns will stay dry for family fun and Easter egg hunts.
Authorities believe the group fell almost 500 metres to its death after stepping on a cornice near the peak of the mountain. Searchers in a helicopter spotted debris from the group left behind in the long track down the mountainside.
Google Home, if placed close to the TV, will light up and rattle off a Wikipedia definition of what is in the 100% beef Whopper. Google said it was not a movie ad and quickly removed it. "I think it's going to backfire if it keeps happening", he said.
Mrs Franklin - who is now pregnant - told investigators that she visited two shops looking for a specific medication that night. These undated photos provided by the Chenango County Sheriff's Department in Norwich, N.Y. shows Heather and Ernest Franklin.
At the same time performance has improved, the average price to fly has decreased, down 9 percent to $344 in 2016, he said. Overall, the industry had 0.62 denied boardings per 10,000 passengers in 2016, compared to 0.76 in 2015.
We do have a missing 12-year-old girl that we believe is in the presence allegedly of two brothers, he said. District Court in Kansas City and was ordered held in custody pending a detention hearing later this week.
West Ham had no shots on target in the first half against Arsenal , which seems to suggest they came to get a draw. Such comments, though, alongside Ozil's sudden resurgence do allude to a huge weakness in his game.
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Fadem was not surprised about Jana's stake given Whole Foods "slowing traffic, compressing margins, and share underperformance". On average, equities analysts anticipate that Whole Foods Market will post $1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.
He had to accept a one-shot penalty because he could not access his ball, but he still found a way to enter the normal. The Spanish golfer even landed his tee shot behind a tree once on the 11th, but he was able to recover masterfully.
The Robertson County Sheriff's Office sent out a message Wednesday warning drivers to be aware as they cross the Navasota River. We're watching two river crossings in particular: The Navasota River near Easterly (Hwy 79 crossing) and near Normangee (OSR).
Now, Letterman has a new slew of heartache, after his mother, Dorothy Mengering, who often appeared on his show, died Tuesday . Throughout his 33 years on the air, Letterman never forgot his small town roots and the woman who brought him into this world.
Then, watch the kids as they search for treats left behind by the local Easter Bunny, including lift tickets and season passes. Entry to the grounds will be free with fair style tickets being sold so people can choose their favorite activities.
Other contenders for Top Artist are Adele, Beyonce , Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna and The Weeknd . Guns N' Roses received nods in three categories - Top Duo/Group , Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour.
He says he worries about what might replace the building. "I said to the guys I couldn't get out and they laddered me down". Achilles said at 5:30 a.m. that there was extensive fire at 268 State Street, which burned through the roof.
In the nearly four years since the coup, hundreds of Egyptian security personnel have been killed across the restive peninsula. The weeklong festival is widely celebrated in Israel even among otherwise nonreligious Jews.
Gonzaga was pretty solid in the first half but the lights started to go out for the Zags in the first 2:00 of the second half. He got another in 2009 and then his Tar Heels lost the championship game on a buzzer-beater by Villanova past year .
While the House Intelligence Committee is embroiled in controversy, the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairman, Sen. A list of witnesses and testimony, and the archived webcast of today's hearing will be available here.