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Tillerson says time for Russia to rethink support for Syria's Assad
April 5, 2017 / 9:45 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.

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks on issues related to visas and travel after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban order in Washington, U.S. on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

“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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