Late Thursday night, the United States fired more than fifty missiles at a Syrian air base, in retaliation for the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack on its own citizens. Though reports claimed the United States warned Russia of the military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reports circulating Friday morning indicate Russia is not happy.
Judging by comments made after the strikes were confirmed, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may not be too bothered by Russia’s opinion of the United States.
“Clearly, Russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on that commitment,? Tillerson said on Thursday night, in reference to Russia’s role overseeing Syria?s removal of chemical weapons.
“Either Russia has been complicit or Russia has been simply incompetent in its ability to deliver on its end of that agreement.”