World Health Organization demands access to victims of alleged Syria chemical attack

"If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present", the Saudi leader said, wrapping up a three-day visit to Paris. He added that a response would be decided "shortly".

"This resolution is the bare minimum that the council can do to respond to the attack", U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council before the vote.

Medical sources say dozens were killed in the alleged attack but exact numbers are impossible to verify.

Then, during the meeting with top military leaders, he said the weekend assault "will be met and it will be met forcefully". He said any action would "target chemical weapons" stocks.

Affected Syrian kids wait to receive medical treatment after Assad regime forces allegedly conducted poisonous gas attack to Duma town of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus.

Moscow's threat to shoot down USA missiles came from the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, who said he was referring to a statement by President Vladimir Putin and the Russian armed forces chief of staff.

The condemnation from Western leaders follows a tense meeting at the UN Security Council in which the United States and Russian Federation traded harsh words over the incident.

Also, due to the extremely high stakes of the U.S. and Russian Federation, the world's greatest nuclear and military powers, going to war over Syria, a peripheral interest for both countries, it's "extremely unlikely to actually attack United States ships or aircraft outside of Syrian territory, if at all", according to Bronk.

"We are at a very fragile phase of council deliberations now and we need to reflect carefully on the way forward to ensure that we don't jump into further paralysis (that is) hard to defend or fix", said Skoog.

"This resolution is the bare minimum that the council can do to respond to the attack", U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council before the vote.

But Russia says it can not support the proposal because it contains "unacceptable elements".

Russian Federation previously said there was no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma, let alone Syrian government involvement.

It said this included breathing difficulties, bluish skin, mouth foaming, corneal burns and "the emission of chlorine-like odour".

The World Health Organization on Wednesday demanded "immediate" access to the victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, voicing indignation at the strike that caused symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic substances. Trump has declared his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria in the coming months, despite resistance from many of his advisers.

Separately, the pro-government Al Masdar news website reported that the Russian Navy's Black Sea fleet had also been placed on high alert after a USA warship reportedly left Cyprus for Syrian waters.

What did Russian Federation say at the UN?

Trump quickly changed gear, tweeting we should "stop the arms race" and complaining relations were Russian Federation because of the investigation into his campaign's alleged links to the country, all within two hours of his first tweet.

FOAM AT THE MOUTH As worldwide officials worked to try to confirm the suspected chemical attack on Douma, a Syria medical relief group said at least 60 people had been killed there and more than 1,000 injured in several sites. A British government spokesman said that although Britain was still awaiting confirmation of a chemical attack, Ms.

"We can not allow atrocities like that".

What is the wider context?

U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Wednesday amid rising tension between Russian Federation and America.

He said that Russian Federation has "the necessary means for that and the Americans and their allies know that quite well".

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