The New York Times: The relationship between Washington and Moscow will be subject to the responses Trump did the
New York Times said that the sudden change radically in the position of US President Donald Trump of Russia, causing a state of confusion around the world, where Trump switched from defender with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to accuse Moscow covering up the chemical attack on civilians in Syria, and pointing fingers at the Syrian President Bashar al - Assad. However , the paper suggests in a report on its website on Wednesday that critics see this transformation is a way to distract attention away from the numerous investigations that take place within the United States, potential contacts between members of the electoral campaign for the Trump and officials Ross on sought Moscow 's support to his rival , the expense of democracy Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times believes that regardless of the reasons it is this radical shift by Trump 's management toward Russia indicates that the relationship between the two will be volatile in the coming months, subject to the reactions of reckless by the President has no previous experience in foreign policy, referring to Trump. Began tension between Russia and the United States, since the surge of US President towards directing missile strikes against Syria in the wake of the chemical attack on the village of Khan Sheikhun in Syria , where Washington has accused Assad of being behind the deadly attacks, and in return Moscow announced its condemnation of strikes and pulled out air strikes coordination agreement on Daesh, which held with Washington a year ago to prevent the borders of clashes between the two planes. After the US strike, the Russian Defense Ministry suspended beginning on 8 April, the work stipulated in the memorandum of understanding between Moscow and Washington, and the competent contact the hotline with the Ministry of Defense, where he was awarded Russia the US military attache memorandum on this matter, while asked the US Department of Defense - then - from Russia to keep open military channels.
Financial Times: statement "critical" of Trump on the Syrian conflict
inspired mounting US pressure on Russia and Syrian President Bashar al - Assad after a missile strike in response to the attack chemical that Washington is seeking to intervene decisively in Syria, but the US president, Donald Trump, came out a statement indicating it does not intend to get involved more in the Syrian war. The Financial Times reported the US on Tuesday that the Trump told the channel "Fox News", commenting on the new US strategy after the strikes that targeted the Syrian regime air base, "do not seek to enter the war in Syria , " but he hinted at the possibility of launching other strikes On the system.
It is noteworthy that this statement comes in conjunction with the confirmation of the US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, that the United States does not have "any doubt" that the Syrian regime is responsible for the chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the countryside of Idlib on April 4 this month. The retired general said that the missile strike , the huge United States addressed to the Syrian regime, was in the US administration consider the best available option. He said that "Mozhuna military response was the best option to deter the regime" for a repeat did. He added that "this military move shows that the United States will not stand idly by when Assad ignores international law, and used chemical weapons previously announced and that it was destroyed." The Syrian regime and warned that it would pay "very heavy price" if they came back the use of chemical weapons.
But the US minister refused to clarify whether the chlorine is among the chemical weapons if used by the Syrian regime, may lead to a punitive US response a second. Was also keen to stress that the strategy of the United States in Syria is still the same, saying that " the defeat of Daesh remains our priority."