Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Russia Knows Responsible for Sketch of Chemical Attack in Syria

Russia Knows Responsible for Sketch of Chemical Attack in Syria

"The Russian Federation has asked us to discuss what it calls "unilateral threats" related to Syria", Haley said at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday.

Trump ordered the US military to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in April 2017, but it did not stop Assad's use of chemical weapons. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences", he said.

The U.N. Security Council was to meet again Friday, at Russia's request, to try to defuse the standoff, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to back away from imminent action, days after warning Russian Federation to "get ready" for missile strikes.

Syria and its main ally Russian Federation deny a chemical attack took place. "Russian Federation can complain all it wants about fake news, but no one is buying its lies and cover-ups", Haley said.

Reports earlier this week claimed that the U.S. military would notify its Russian counterparts of potential targets before a strike.

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What is surprising is the hypocritical statement that telegraphs the president's planned military response against Syria. On Tuesday, Mr Trump cancelled his first official trip to Latin America so he could focus on Syria.

"The sanctions are likely to have a profound effect on the designated companies, which would be unable to transact in U.S. dollars - the standard denomination currency in commodities trading and the main currency in counterparty transactions in global trading", Fitch said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his Dutch counterpart in Moscow on April 13, 2018.

"We expect the mission to go without any delay to Douma where Russian specialists who examined this place have not found any confirmations of the use of chemical weapons", he said.

A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it was understandable that Russian lawmakers wanted to retaliate against the USA measures. Mattis said no additional attacks were planned, though Trump earlier suggested the strikes could last longer.

Saturday s attack on the then rebel-held Damascus suburb of Ghouta reportedly left more than 40 people dead, and dramatically raised the stakes for outside powers.

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The United States is due to move its embassy to Jerusalem on the same day, a plan roundly condemned by the UN General Assembly . Over 30 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured by Israeli forces since the beginning of the protests on March 30.

President Trump on Friday announced that a series of strikes were launched by the United States, France and Britain on Assad's chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

In his televised remarks announcing the strikes, Trump sent a message to Russian Federation and Iran, Assad's key allies. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

UK Ambassador to the UN Karen Pierce, for her part, said it was "highly likely" that the Syrian government was behind the purported attack, while the French envoy, Francois Delattre, claimed that Damascus had reached a "point of no return" with alleged "repeated" use of chemical munitions. The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town. He says Moscow has "irrefutable information that it was another fabrication".

He said that "intelligence agencies of a state that is now striving to spearhead a Russo-phobic campaign were involved in that fabrication".

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He reaffirmed Russia's view that the purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake. Hezbollah's leader is telling President Donald Trump: "Your tweets do not scare us". "Our intelligence tells us otherwise".

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