LONDON: The G7 group of nations has said that there was no option for threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria over suspected chemical attack. The decision came as foreign ministers wanted a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. However, it was decided that there was no solution to the Syria crisis with President Assad in power. Syria denied it carried out a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week that left 89 people dead. In response, the US fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase that it said was implicated in the attack. Russia reacted angrily to the missile strike, condemning it as an “act of aggression”. “We do not want the regime’s uncontrolled stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into the hands of Isis or other terrorist groups who could and want to attack the United States or our allies, said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, claiming that the missile strike “was necessary as a matter of US national security interest”. “Nor can we accept the normalisation of the use of chemical weapons […]
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