BOTH MADISON SPICER WAS TRYING TO MAKE THE ADMINISTRATION ' S POINTS THAT THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS VIOLATES LONG-STANDING AGREEMENTS THAT WARRANT MILITARY RESPONSE BY THE UNITED STATES.

SECRETARY OF STATE, REX TILLERSON, IS IN MOSCOW THIS MORNING MEETING FACE-TO-FACE WITH HIS RUSSIAN COUNTERPARTS JUST DAYS AFTER THE AIRSTRIKE IN SYRIA.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN A HARD STANCE ON SYRIA, AND NOW SECRETARY REX TILLERSON IS PUSHING RUSSIA, TO CHOOSE WHAT SITE IT IS ON.

TRULY AN EVIL PERSON.

REPORTER: THAT IS HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP CHARACTERIZED SYRIAN LEADER ASSAD, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FOXBUSINESS NETWORK, TUESDAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED LAST WEEK ' S CHEMICAL ATTACK BEYOND BARBARIC.

WHEN YOU DROP GAS, OR BOMBS, OR BARREL BOMBS, WITH DYNAMITE, AND THEY DROP IT IN THE MIDDLE OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE.

IN ALL FAIRNESS, THIS IS AN ANIMAL.

REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT ' S COMMENTS CAME ON THE SAME DAY SECRETARY OF STATE, REX TILLERSON, ARRIVED IN MOSCOW FOR A HIGH-STAKES SITDOWN WITH RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, HE WANTS THE KREMLIN TO SUPPORT as well as reassess FOR THE ASSAD REGIME.

THEY HAVE ALIGNED THEMSELVES WITH AN UNRELIABLE PARTNER.

REPORTER: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADAMIR PUTIN, WILL NOT BE EASILY CONVINCED.

HE DISMISSED United States ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ASSAD COMPARING THEM TO THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION CLAIM BEFORE THE INVASION OF IRAQ IN 2003.

THE WHITE HOUSE BELIEVES RUSSIA IS TRYING TO COVER UP WHAT HAPPENED.

IT WILL NOT SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL.

REPORTER: DESPITE THE RISING TENSIONS, JAMES MATTIS SAYS HE BELIEVES MOSCOW WILL EVENTUALLY COME AROUND.

I AM CONFIDENT THE RUSSIANS WILL ACT IN THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST.

REPORTER: THE GOAL IN SYRIA IS GETTING RID OF ISIS, NOT SETTLING THE COUNTRY CIVIL WAR.

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