Russia likely to call UN meeting over Syria attack: Russian lawmaker

  • Russia likely to call UN meeting over Syria attack: Russian lawmaker

Russia likely to call UN meeting over Syria attack: Russian lawmaker

He was speaking a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said France had proof there was a chemical attack - also without revealing what that evidence was. Russian Federation had sat idle back then, but this time, it had threatened to retaliate. The medics, however, said none of the patients had any symptoms of chemical poisoning, according to the statements. Not for decades, they said, had the United States and Russian Federation come so close to a direct military clash.

In a Russian TV show, President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. allies led strikes in Syria without United Nations Security Council mandate was a violation of global law.

On Wednesday, the US President said the missiles were "coming", but on Thursday he tweeted that he had "never said when".

Russian Federation yesterday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US-led strikes.

Last weekend, a chemical attack in Douma, Syria, killed dozens of people and injured many more.

The new round of USA sanctions against Russian Federation will have a "severe effect" on targeted companies and will limit Russia's potential economic growth, Fitch Ratings said on Friday. In the case of chlorine, it is permitted to possess it for civilian use, but not to use it as a weapon.

"We have enough information, showing that United Kingdom government pressurized Syrian opposition groups to wage military attack in Syria", he opined.

Reuters/APA composite photo of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday that Western strikes on Syria came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future". The US and its allies, Nebenzia alleged, are setting the stage to "unleash a military scenario against Syria". Moscow alleged soon after the suspected April 7 attack that the images of the victims in Douma were fakes.

He said: "We're having a number of meetings today, we'll see what happens".

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the U.S, issued a statement on Facebook in response to the strikes on Syria.

Russian legislators have developed a plan to retaliate against the latest US sanctions: transform Russia into a pirate state.

For more on the U.S. -led strikes on Syria, CGTN's Susan Roberts spoke with Peter Bechtold, former director for Near East and North African studies at the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute.