Russian Federation retaliates to USA air strike in Syria, warns of consequences

Putin also called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

Reacting to the joint attack on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday slammed the U.S. and its allies for carrying out a military strike on Syria, saying that Washington was "increasingly exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria" as he called for an immediate UN Security Council meeting to discuss the "aggressive action".

I've honestly lost count how many times those in Syria have suffered a chemical attack since the war against Assad began years again. "The US has analyzed, yes it has happened".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday that Syria was responsible for the attack but added pointedly, "We also hold Russian Federation responsible for their failure to stop chemical weapons attacks from taking place".

Yuri Shvytkin, a deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, said that the strikes on Syria are an ill-thought and provocative step that can lead to unpredictable consequences.

"It will be in defense of a bedrock worldwide norm that benefits all nations", Haley said.

Nevertheless, Ryabkov said it would be rather hard for Russian Federation and the West to reach a consensus on a draft resolution of the United Nations Security Council as both sides have their own red lines.

"We were able to visit the apartment of Maxim, together with the police and forensic experts on Friday, the intermediate conclusion is that Maxim fell out of the balcony of his apartment where he probably was smoking", she said.

"The US - the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons - has no moral right to blame other countries", he added. But Mattis and other members of his national security team cautioned Trump during the meeting that such a strategy could pull the U.S. into direct conflict with Russian Federation and Iran.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that such an attack could spin out of control, suggesting caution in advance of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that US officials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons. This is a promise. We'll continue to expose Russia's unacceptable cyber behaviour, so they're held accountable for what they do, and to help government and industry protect themselves.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", said Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia. Both governments are urging network defenders to take action to mitigate this worldwide exploitation of network infrastructure devices.

He did not say what the evidence was. The United States, with President Donald Trump's long-term strategy for the country still uncertain, is left as a less influential player.

He stressed that in a situation with the impact of the USA and its allies on Syria, "the question is not about the conflict between the superpowers". This scenario, he said, "cannot be tolerated. especially in light of the deployment in Syria of the Russian contingent".

"It is those who act to violate the prohibition on chemical weapons who deserve our condemnation", Haley said in conclusion. The official spoke anonymously according to protocol.

"The points which this reinforces for us as a government, and should reinforce for all Australians, is that vigilance is absolutely imperative in terms of cyber security", Senator Payne told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Lavrov said Russian Federation expects the OPCW team to quickly visit the site.

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

Haley kept up the pressure on Russian Federation. Pierce said she wanted "to state categorically ... that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon".

The US president claimed that the joint action was meant to establish a "strong deterrent" against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons.

A source familiar with the discussions about Syria said that despite his hawkish views on Russia, Bolton has not used his first days in office to push hard for a more extensive air campaign against targets in Syria.

  • Leroy Wright