Russian Federation warns United States of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

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Taiwan strongly opposes and condemns any government that uses chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction to hurt innocent people and supports the worldwide community's adoption of necessary sanctions, Lee said. The exact kind or the mix, that we are still looking into.

But Guterres said Syria today is the most serious, and "there is no military solution to the conflict".

French President Emmanuel Macron gave the strongest indication yet that France is ready to join the United States in striking Syria, saying that France has "proof" that some form of chemical attack occurred.

Russian Federation said that the Western powers "cynically" carried out military action hours before a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was set to begin an investigation into the suspected chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta that sparked the intervention by the United States and its allies. President Donald Trump went so far as to say that he would be sending "nice" and "smart" missiles at Syria and called President Bashar al-Assad a "gas killing animal".

Two days later the United States is yet to act.

"If you rush decisions like this you make a mistake". "We're making sure we have all the information to know if we do something, what will happen, how will it happen and will it hurt anyone".

"Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible", he added.

Explosions were reportedly heard in Damascus, Homs and elsewhere in Syria, as Trump spoke, AlJazeera reported. James Mattis said at a press conference Friday night.

The UK [VIDEO]has called the Russian propaganda a "grotesque, blatant lie", stating that the UK had nothing to do with Saturday's chemical attack.

13 de abril de 2018, 16:20Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the execution of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma and claimed to have reliable evidence on the special services involved in that case.

Mr Lavrov did not offer evidence to back up his claim.

More than 40 people are thought to have died following the attack on the rebel-held town of Douma, drawing global condemnation and prompting Washington and its allies to consider a military response.

"The mechanisms and the safeguards to manage the risks of escalation that existed in the past no longer seem to be present".

Later, speaking at the meeting, called by Russian Federation to discuss the prospect of an American strike on Syria, Haley said, "This meeting should not be about so-called 'unilateral threats, ' it should be about the multiple actions Russian Federation has taken to bring us to this point".

The new round of United States sanctions against Russian Federation will have a "severe effect" on targeted companies and will limit Russia's potential economic growth, Fitch Ratings said on Friday.

Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has sent troops to bolster his forces. But on Thursday, Trump tweeted: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

He said "very soon France will launch new political initiatives".

"Our President has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria".

He said the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of worldwide peace and security and stressed "the need to avoid the situation from spiraling out of control".

The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and unsafe actions. that would have consequences beyond conjecture".

The OPCW said the investigators would start work on Saturday (local time).

The US-led operation won broad Western support.

"Yesterday we saw American aggression".

The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that following Syrian rebels' withdrawal from the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, stockpiles of chemical agents were found there.

On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces.

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