Bloomberg: Trump's Syria Missile Strike Ramps Up Tensions With Moscow
* Russia says west acting ‘absurd’ as U.K.’s Johnson scraps trip
* Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria in phone call Saturday
The Trump administration warned that it’s ready to take further military action if the regime of Bashar al-Assad wages another chemical attack, even as this week’s missile strike ratcheted up tensions with Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed the Syria situation during a phone call on Saturday initiated by the U.S., the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its Facebook page.
The White House so far has given indication the U.S. intends to intervene more broadly in Syria’s civil war after Thursday night’s bombing. Yet the contours of the west’s response may be shifting.
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WNU Editor: What did the U.S. think was going to be the response? .... Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance (BBC). But at least both sides are still talking to each other .... Russia's Lavrov and U.S. Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria (Reuters). More here on U.S.-Russian communication lines still being open .... US, Russia spar over maintaining military hotline in Syria (AP). And more here .... Pentagon: US-Russia deconfliction line still open for now (The Hill). What's my prediction for the future .... US Secretary of State Tillerson will be in Moscow next week .... Tillerson to visit Moscow as US, Russia face fresh tensions (FOX News/AP) .... they are going to patch things up when they meet, and the Russian demand will be to have a Putin-Trump meeting sooner rather than later.
More News On U.S. - Russian Tensions Ramping Up Since Thursday's U.S. Missile Strike On Syria
Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria -- Reuters
Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia's ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three -- Daily Mail
Kremlin says Syria strikes do significant damage to US-Russia ties -- CNBC
Kremlin: Risk of US-Russia collision in Syria 'significantly increased' -- CNN
Russia warning as US threatens more Syria strikes -- Al Jazeera
US Attack on Syria Cements Kremlin's Embrace of Assad -- New York Times
After U.S. Strikes On Syria, The Gloves Come Off In Moscow -- NPR
Syria is virtually guaranteed to break up Trump and Putin -- Z. Byron Wolf, CNN
Expectations of a new U.S.-Russia relationship were tanking even before missile strike -- Karen DeYoung and David Filipov, Washington Post