Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he was leaving a summit of Latin American countries in Peru very hopeful that the United States, Mexico and Canada were close to a deal on a renegotiated NAFTA trade pact.

The US Vice President said the topic of funding for the border wall did not come up in the meeting, while acknowledging that the two countries have differences.

- Pence defended the president while building support among USA allies for the joint strikes with Britain and France.

He said the strike was "effective, overwhelming and successful", and that Syrian President Bashar Assad "and his patrons would do well not to test our resolve" to deter the use of chemical weapons in the future.

This comes two months after an attempt to schedule a meeting in Washington between Pena Nieto and the USA president was called off due to Trump's harsh rhetoric regarding NAFTA and immigration.

The Syrian government has denied responsibility for the attack, while Russian Federation has pointed the finger at Israel and Britain.

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A global chemical warfare watchdog group says its fact-finding mission to Syria will go ahead even after the US -led airstrikes.

U.S. -Mexican trade has grown rapidly since NAFTA, with the U.S.as Mexico's leading partner in merchandise trade, and Mexico as the third-largest trade partner of the U.S. If Trump were to scrap the deal, experts say that it could cost Mexico more than 950,000 low-skilled jobs and lower its GDP growth by 0.9 percent.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh issued a statement Saturday saying "escalating violence through further military action is not the way to bring peace and stability to Syria and the surrounding region", and calling for more funds to investigate atrocities in Syria.

Washington D.C. [USA], April 15 (ANI): United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. along with Germany and France. Both Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have argued against scrapping the $1.2 trillion deal.

"We think we're close".

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