Russian Federation rebukes United States missile strike on Syria


Putin said Russian military experts did not find any traces of chlorine gas or other poisonous substances in the area where Syrian government forces are alleged to have launched a chemical weapon attack, namely, in the rebel-held district of Douma near capital Damascus.

But on Monday, Lavrov told BBC: "I can guarantee that Russian Federation has not tampered with the site".

Haley said the measures would target companies that supplied Damascus with equipment and other material related to chemical weapons, which killed more than 40 people in Douma on April 7 and prompted US-led air strikes.

The Russian ambassador to the United States has condemned US-led air strikes on Syria, which he said pose a threat to Russia.

Inspectors in Syria have still not gained access to Douma.

U.S. President Donald Trump said the strikes had accomplished their aim of undermining efforts by the Syrian government to produce and use chemical weapons again in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

He dismissed as "ludicrous" a Russian claim the United Kingdom had helped stage the attack in Douma, which killed up to 75 people, including a number of children.

"It's. highly likely an attempt to create complications for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission which was just starting its work in Syria's Douma, or an attempt to completely derail it", Interfax on Saturday quoted Kosachev as saying.

Syria's air defence system, which mostly consists of systems made in the Soviet Union, has intercepted 71 of the missiles fired on Saturday by the U.S., British and French forces, he added.

Speaking to Fox News, the founder of the National Security Institute claimed it was time Russian Federation and Iran paid the price for supporting Syrian President Assad's regime following a series of US-UK-French military strikes aimed at the Syrian government forces on Saturday.

The objective of the strike was to damage Syria's chemical weapons program, and to deter the murderous regime in Damascus from unleashing further chemical weapons on the civilian population.

The Russians say 71 missiles were shot down by Syrian systems.

Instead, it appears that the western coalition's limited strikes did little to change the facts on the ground. "We're matching", he said.

Russian Federation has labeled the coordinated strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and Britain "unacceptable and lawless" - while warning of serious consequences. "We are evaluating but nothing to announce right now", she said.

Under the proposed response by the Russian government, the USA and its allies could also be banned from participating in Russian privatization deals.

The agency's report confirmed British findings that the Skripals were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent, but didn't say who was responsible.

"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad", Trump said from the White House late on Friday.

Noting that Trump extended "an olive branch" to both Russian Federation and Iran in his speech, Taleblu added that "the question for the USA and the coalition is how long are they prepared to sustain this", he asked. This is why it repeatedly uses chemical weapons on entire neighborhoods, as well as conventional weapons, committing mass murder and trying to get the rest of the population to flee (preferably, from Assad's perspective, out of the country). Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday will respond to their criticism in a debate in parliament on Monday afternoon.