Ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee docked on Scotland’s west coast Friday morning for a routine port visit intended to demonstrate the U.S. military’s ongoing commitment to the United Kingdom.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia and Syria should be subject to a war crimes investigation for their assaults on Syrian civilians during the country’s ongoing civil war, signaling another sign of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.
The Obama administration is again considering air strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad following the failure of a ceasefire deal brokered by the U.S. and Russia.
The United States on Monday suspended negotiations with Russia over bilateral engagement in Syria due to Moscow’s continued assault on the besieged city of Aleppo, according to the State Department.
Russia vowed on Thursday to move forward with its military operations in Syria, brushing aside the Obama administration’s threat to sever talks if Moscow continues its assault on Aleppo.