U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's arrives in Moscow carrying a unified message from world powers denouncing Russian support for Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday (April 11), denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America's traditional role as leader of the West on behalf of Donald Trump's administration. Tillerson landed in Russia on Tuesday after visiting Italy, where he met foreign ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies. They were joined by Middle East allies to forge a united position on Syria, which has been catapulted to the top of the international agenda since a poison gas attack killed 87 people a week ago. Western countries blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the gas attack, and Trump responded by firing cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. That has put his administration in open dispute with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has stood firmly by Moscow's ally Assad, who denies blame.