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    Tillerson: Russian Response to Attack On Syria ‘Sadly Not That Surprising’

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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Russia’s response to the United States’ cruise missile attack on Syrian Air Force targets was disappointing but unsurprising.

    PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Sputnik) — Russia’s response to the United States’ cruise missile attack on Syrian Air Force targets was disappointing but unsurprising, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday during a press conference at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate

    "I’m disappointed in that response…because it indicates their continued support for the Assad regime," Tillerson said. "I find it disappointing but sadly not that surprising," Tillerson stated.

    Earlier on Friday, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vladimir Safronkov said the consequences of the US attack on Syria for regional and international stability "could be extremely serious."

    On Thursday night, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian military airfield in the province of Homs in response to a chemical attack on Tuesday that killed dozens of civilians.

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