Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria attack, China abstains

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Syria has used chlorine bombs and other chemical weapons dozens of times.

Ms Haley told the 15-member Security Council that Russia, "Once again, has chosen to side with Assad, even as the rest of the world, including the Arab world, overwhelmingly comes together to condemn this murderous regime".

Beyond Syria, Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election also hovered over what was the first face-to-face encounter between Mr Putin and any Trump administration Cabinet member.

Lavrov also is warning the USA and its allies against blaming Assad's government for a deadly chemical attack last week until the United Nations has investigated the attack.

First came last week's U.S. strike in response to Bashar al-Assad's deadly sarin-gas attack on innocent civilians.

And Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, who was at this joint news conference, did his part to appeal to the Trump administration by blaming everything on the Obama administration, constantly saying that's why we're at this point.

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She says that for this to be helpful, it needs to be part of a full USA strategy toward Syria , not just a one-time event. The United States should ensure the destruction of these weapons and the airfields that could launch attacks using them.

Tillerson says he wants to understand why U.S. -Russia differences exist. He says both countries have agreed that their lines of communications must stay open.

"Today, the president confirmed our readiness to return to its implementation on the understanding that the original aims of the air forces of the American coalition are reaffirmed, namely the fight with IS and al-Nusra", Lavrov said.

The U.S. and its partners have accused Damascus of being responsible for the deaths in Khan Sheikhoun.

Putin himself said earlier Wednesday that trust between the two countries had worsened since Donald Trump took office. "That's a butcher", Trump said. He tells Fox Business Network that Putin's support for Assad is "very bad for Russian Federation". "I would like to think that they didn't know, but certainly they could have".

The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks following an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington.

"It is unclear whether Russian Federation failed to take this obligation seriously or Russian Federation has been incompetent, but this distinction doesn't much matter to the dead", Tillerson said.

UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura earlier told the council that cooperation between the United States and Russian Federation could help pave the way for a "real negotiation" on a settlement.

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