Washington, April 11: As the rift between America and Syria continues with a series of strikes on each other, Britain decides to play a bigger role in the picture by pushing Russia not to support the Syrian government further.
It may sound confusing but it isn’t. In simpler terms, two powerful nations, US and UK have joined hands to persuade Russia into abandoning support for Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad. Assad is the current 19th President of Syria where ISIS have been ruling and creating a menace by killing thousands of people in the name of religion.
On this series issue of terrorism, the two world leaders came together and spoke about the crisis on telephone, days after a US air strike against a Syrian airbase.
Trump ordered a series of missile strikes against a Syrian airbase on Friday, in response to the deaths of more than 80 people, including children, during a chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April.
As the two day G-7 summit begins in Italy, foreign leaders agree to a co-ordinated response to Syria.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she agreed during a phone call that it was no longer in Russia's strategic interest to support President Assad.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel also agreed during a phone call with Trump that President Assad should be held accountable.
Meanwhile, May showed all her support in the wake of the US air strike. Both the leaders also stressed the importance on the international community, including China, putting pressure on North Korea to constrain the threat it poses.
US Secretary of State (Rex) Tillerson's visit to Moscow this week provides an opportunity to make progress towards a solution which will deliver a lasting political settlement on Russia and Syria.