G7 wants to convince Russia to stop supporting Assad

Lucca, Italy (Reuters) — the foreign Ministers of the leading developed countries of the G7 on Monday meet in Italy, looking for ways to put pressure on Russia to force her to sever contacts with the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, and in speaking about the sanctions.

The impact of American cruise missiles at the Syrian air base last week in response to the chemical attack that claimed the lives of children in held by opponents of Assad the region has provoked discussions about what the President of the United States Donald trump is ready to take a more violent than expected, the position in relation to Russia.

The head of the British foreign Minister, Boris Johnson told reporters that support for Assad has the reputation of Russia, and suggested the possibility of tightening sanctions against Moscow. In the same vein, expressed the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who promised to think of new against Moscow in connection with the Syrian crisis.

The US and the EU in 2014 have imposed sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and role in the bloodshed in Eastern Ukraine. “We will discuss the possibility of additional sanctions against a number of Syrian military officials and Russian military officials who are involved in the coordination of the military efforts of Syria,” — said Johnson. Who knows what measures pressure on Moscow will resort the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson during his visit to the Russian capital on Tuesday on the first full day of the G7 meeting in the Tuscan town of Lucca.

“We are trying to give Rex the most Tillerson a clear mandate in the face of the West, the United Kingdom and all of our allies to tell Russia: “It’s your choice, stay with it, stay with it a tyrant or work in finding the best solutions,” said Johnson after the meeting with Tillerson.

“Crimes against innocent”

Russia has rejected accusations that Assad’s forces used chemical weapons against their own people, and said that would not interrupt the contacts with the Syrian leader on the background of the six-year conflict that devastated his country.

Press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that “back to pseudopopular to resolve the situation in the style of declaring the mantra “Assad must go”, not able any closer to a political settlement in Syria.”

Tillerson said at the weekend that the main priority for US is to win over the main enemies of the Assad — Islamic state (organization banned in Russia — approx. ed.).

These comments forced the allies to wonder whether air attack on 7 April a single action.

On Monday the former head of Exxon Mobil Tillerson attended the ceremony, dedicated to the memory of those killed in a mass shooting by the Nazis during the Second world war in Italy and said that the US will never leave such violence to go unpunished.

“Once again, we take upon ourselves the duty to bring to justice all those who commit crimes against the innocent anywhere else in the world,” he said.

Italy brought together the foreign Ministers of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan and Qatar to join the G7 countries on Tuesday to discuss Syria. All the countries have spoken out against the Assad regime.