To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Showdown in Russia: US-Russia Tensions Rise Over Syria

Heather Sells : Apr 12, 2017  CBN News

Defense Secretary James Mattis is promising that despite growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia, the relationship will not "spiral out of control."

(Russia) — [CBN News] Tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Syria are rising, casting doubt that the secretary of state's visit to Moscow Wednesday will advance U.S. interests.  (Photo Credit: Rex Tillerson via Flickr)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the first Trump cabinet official to visit Russia. It's still unclear, however, whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Tillerson — and there's little hope of the two countries agreeing on Syria.

Already Wednesday, Sergey Lavrov, Russia's top diplomat, has accused the U.S. of conducting an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.  

The White House says it's confident that Assad ordered a chemical attack on his people this month and it says the Russians are trying to cover up the involvement of Assad, Moscow's closest ally in the region.

President Donald Trump is demanding that Russia withdraw its support for the Assad regime.

"Frankly, Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person and I think it's very bad for Russia. I think it's very bad for mankind," Trump told Fox News.

But Putin continues to deny that Assad's government directed the attack.

Under President Barack Obama, a 2013 agreement between the U.S. and Russia was supposed to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons program, but that clearly didn't work. Even earlier this year, Russia disputed the findings of international investigators looking into eight incidents in Syria involving chemical weapons. (Photo Credit: President of Russia via Wikipedia)

The U.S., meanwhile, is pressuring both Russia and Assad, asserting that the Syrian leader's days are numbered.

"It's clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end," said Tillerson, speaking to the media in Italy on Tuesday.

Spicer's Adolf Hitler Gaffe

Amidst all this, the White House is recovering from a brief firestorm late Tuesday. It started as an attempt by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to point the finger at Assad — by comparing him to Adolf Hitler.

"You had a — you know someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons," said Spicer at a press conference.

Hitler, of course, used gas chambers to kill millions of Jews. Spicer later apologized for his remarks.

Meanwhile, it's unclear just how the U.S. will continue to be involved in Syria. U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the U.S. is prepared to "do more" — but at the same time, the president is making it clear that the U.S. is "not going into Syria."

Defense Secretary James Mattis is promising that despite growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia, the relationship will not "spiral out of control."

CBN News







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Pro-Life Victory for Preborn Babies with Down Syndrome in Ohio; Court Upholds Law Banning Abortions

Dismantling Some Abortion Lies, Half-Truths, and Propaganda

TX Bill Would Make It Illegal to Change the Gender of Minors, Charging Parents Who Consent With Child Abuse

Black Pro-Life Group Slams MLB's Decision to Pull All-Star Game Out of Georgia

Pentagon Develops Microchip That Detects COVID When Inserted Under Skin

Good News: Florida Reports COVID Deaths in Single Digits for First Time In Seven Months

Michigan Deputies Rescue an Abandoned 4-Month-Old Baby

'The Lord Has Blessed Me': 104-Year-Old WV Man Packs 1,000th Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

US Recommends a 'Pause' in Administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Due to Blood Clots

'They Can Take Our Facility, But We'll Just Find Another One': Canadian Church Goes Underground; Pastor Coates Leads from a Secret Location

A New Strategy to pass the Born-Alive Protection Act: How You Can Take Action

Alveda King: Voter ID Denial, Slavery and Abortion Are Identity Theft

More Than 30 States Now Considering Bills to Ban Sexually Confused Boys from Girls Sports

'This Means Everything': Sean Feucht Receives William J. Seymour Award at 2021 Azusafest; Reports ALS Sufferers Getting Out of Wheelchairs

Très Bien!: New Openness to the Gospel in France

'She's Unbelievable!': Baby Girl Miraculously Survives to Hug Twin Brother

Supreme Court Rules to Lift California's Restrictions on Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings in Private Homes

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Asking for Prayers after Undergoing Emergency Eye Surgery

PRAY: Iran Vows Revenge against Israel as Attack Inflicts 9 Months of Damage on Iran's Nuclear Program

Republicans Block Biden's Sending of $150 Million to Palestinians



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com