JOHNSON CHANGED HIS MIND: UK FOREIGN MINISTER WON’T GO TO MOSCOW




İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-11.04.2017

British foreign minister Boris Johnson declared that he postponed his visit to Moscow, planned to be in this week, due to the chemical attack allegedly conducted by the Assad regime.

After the announcement, he said that U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, would present a united front to Moscow. He added, “Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally”.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs interpreted Johnson’s act as an image of “fundamental misunderstanding or lack of knowledge of the events in Syria, Russia’s efforts to settle that crisis and the general objectives of diplomacy”.

Johnson not only faced with criticism at home but he is criticizedabroad as his suspended visit as he sort out a civil war for polls and politics.

Johnson had been due to visit Moscow at the end of March but it was postponed because it clashed with a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. This is the second cancellation of the visit and  promptedwidespread condemnation in Moscow.