Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally.
Members of the G7 group of leading industrialized nations agreed to delay implementing sanctions until there was “hard and irrefutable evidence” over the alleged chemical attack.
Members agreed there was no solution to the Syria crisis with President Assad in power.Syria has denied it carried out a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week. That attack left at least 89 people dead.
Secretary of State, Tillerson has been speaking on this development.