VP Mike Pence reaffirms commitment to return to the moon and beyond

After meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas taking place in Lima, Pence told reporters on Saturday he would leave the summit "very hopeful that we are very close" to a deal, Efe news reported.

US Vice President Mike Pence has offered justification for the US-led military strike on chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Trump wondered aloud about Pence's decision, according to two sources briefed on the President's private conversations. And he warned Syrian ally Russian Federation that it is "on the wrong side of history".

The US and its allies France and Britain launched air strikes, targeting sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

Vice President Pence also addressed the recent airstrikes on Syria, thanking the American companies in the audience for creating missile technology.

Trump demanded Pence boot Lerner, but after Pence got the president on the phone to calm him down, it seemed that the vice-president would prevail in this internecine squabble.

At the same time, he warned that the US was prepared to "sustain this effort if necessary", though he expressed hopes that the combination of strikes and condemnation from countries like Canada would see Syria abandon such weapons.

There had been hopes leading up to this weekend's summit that an agreement might be signed, but that did not happen and instead, USA negotiators softened their demands on autos even as Trump said he will to renegotiate "forever".

Vice President Mike Pence says the topic of funding President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall did not come up in his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at an worldwide summit in Peru.

  • Tracy Klein