Allies strike Syria in response to chemical weapon attacks; Russian Federation promises 'consequences'

Mindy Sparks
April 17, 2018

"The situation is being analysed right now".

Zakharova suggested that Western media bore some responsibility for the strikes, claiming the White House cited "multiple media sources" on the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.

"Tonight, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States took decisive action to strike the Syrian chemical weapons infrastructure..."

Russian Federation feels threatened by the USA decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged.

Western countries blamed Syria's government for a chemical attack on a rebel-held area earlier this month that killed more than 40 people.

In a statement released on Twitter, Russia's ambassador to the USA said the country was being "threatened", and issued an ominous warning that reprisals could follow.

Russia's ambassador to the United States on Friday warned that there would be consequences for the US-led military strikes on Syria, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president.


"You have to be quite abnormal to attack Syria's capital just at the moment when it had a chance for a peaceful future".

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the use of chemical weapons in Syria threatens world peace and that Russian Federation is responsible.

President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left dozens of citizens dead.

In his speech announcing military action in Syria, Trump pointedly asked: "What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?"

"Due to its inability - or refusal to curb Assad's crimes, Russian Federation must assume responsibility for his behavior", they said.

The US' keenness to strike stemmed from its charge that the Syrian government had attacked a rebel-held enclave within the country with chemical weapons, killing about 50 people, and the West says it draws the line at chemical weapons, whose use is banned in worldwide law.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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