Russian Federation has warned the US and its allies against assuming the role of a "global policeman" in response to what it describes as fake claims of chemical weapons use in Syria.
Russian Federation has warned the USA and its allies against any steps that could destabilize the situation in Syria.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said any US missile salvo could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the reported gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, for which Damascus and Moscow have denied any responsibility. The White House said Thursday he would consult further with allies.
The warning from Moscow came as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that increasing tensions over Syria could lead to "full-blown military escalation". Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!", he threatened.
Activists, rescue workers and medics say dozens of people died in the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday.
An image grab taken from a video released by the Syrian civil defence in Douma shows unidentified volunteers giving aid to children at a hospital following an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town on 8 April 2018.
Kuwait's national carrier says it is suspending flights to Lebanon in line with security warnings from airline authorities concerning a possible strike on neighboring Syria.
"Today, the role of diplomacy and the diplomat has taken on special significance", the Russian leader said'.
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Lebanon's Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah early in the day said that Israel had made a "historic blunder" using all the attack.
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In fact, the Syrian regime has already moved aircraft to a Russian base near Latakia and "is taking pains to secure important weapons systems", the Times reported. "We hope there will be no point of no return". "We know a chemical weapon was used". His colleague, Yuri Shvytkin, a deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee said for his part the action is an ill-thought and provocative step by the USA that can lead to unpredictable consequences.
Polyakov told Rosbalt.Ru: "When the US presidential elections were held in 2016, the State Duma celebrated Trump's victory with champagne and Vladimir Putin congratulated him".
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin take part in a family photo at the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam Nov. 10, 2017.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and that France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted".
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has denied the accusation, calling rebels' claims "premeditated pretexts". There is still considerable interest among hawks to parlay the alleged chemical weapons attack into a pretext to attack Syria.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a Wednesday statement that it is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma.
At the House hearing, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat of Hawaii, disputed Trump's legal authority to act without congressional authority and suggested that a USA strike would lead to war with Russian Federation.
Dan Mahaffee, senior vice president and director of policy at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, told Xinhua that Trump's Twitter account has become a direct pipeline to the thinking of the president and, in this instance, the thinking of the commander-in-chief of the US military at a time of worldwide tension.
Military officials must consider the response from Russian Federation, which has threatened to conduct counter-strikes against the United States and has positioned some of its most advanced weaponry, including the stealth SU-57 fighter, in Syria.