Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said such back-channel communications don’t bother him and would not be harmful to U.S. security interests.
You would think the airlines would have the handling of this kind of situation well thought out.
Syrian authorities still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday.
Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The United States and Russia laid bare their deep and dangerous divides on Syria and other matters Wednesday.
A senior U.S. official said Monday a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment.
As lawmakers called on the president to consult Congress about Syria, administration officials sent mixed signals on the scope of U.S. involvement.