Russian, Iranian FMs call for thorough investigation into Idlib incident


Following the phone call between Zarif and Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying the two sides stressed that USA missile strikes on Syria were an aggressive act against a sovereign country and violated worldwide law.

Zarif made the call during phone conversations on Monday with the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as well as his Russian, Omani, Syrian and Algerian counterparts, Sergei Lavrov, Yusuf bin Alawi, Walid al-Muallem and Mourad Medelci, respectively.

United beat Sunderland to keep up top-4 push
It ended with Rashford swapping passes with Ibrahimovic before finding the bottom-left corner with a confident finish. United manager Jose Mourinho said: "You need these players to break it".

Johnson announced he would not make his first official visit to Moscow on Monday as planned, saying that the Syria situation had "changed fundamentally". "Both sides emphasized that such aggressive actions against a sovereign independent country are a flagrant violation of worldwide law, above all, the UN Charter, create threats for regional security and impair the fight against global terrorism".

The statement was highly critical of Britain and its foreign minister, saying that, in Moscow's eyes, the United Kingdom "lacks an independent position on most present-day issues or actual leverage on worldwide affairs, remaining in the shadow of its strategic partners".

Senior Official: Russia Knew About Chemical Attack In Advance
Johnson said the situation in Syria has changed "fundamentally" following the chemical attack and the US response. He says that once the militant group is eliminated, the US can turn to stabilizing Syria.

They launched a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles against Shayrat Airfield in Syria's Homs Province early on Friday.

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the USA military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russian Federation to end its support for regime head Bashar Assad. However, according the Russian Defense Ministry, on April 4, the Syrian air force delivered an airstrike on the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun to destroy militant facilities used to produce chemical bombs. Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow considers the USA strike against an airbase in the Homs province an act of aggression against a sovereign nation.

Fowler joins 4-way tie for Masters lead
He is now at 2-over and closing in on the quartet of leaders - Charley Hoffman, Sergio Garcia , Rickie Fowler and Thomas Pieters. The two past Masters champions are paired together in the third round and early on picked up much of the large Saturday crowd.