Russian Federation blames United Kingdom for attack

  • Russian Federation blames United Kingdom for attack

Russian Federation blames United Kingdom for attack

"Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War", he tweeted, a day after his country and Russian Federation clashed diplomatically in the UN Security Council over the draft resolutions to deal with the allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria by the Syrian forces.

No serious observer thinks Washington or Moscow want to fight each other over Bashar al-Assad's latest alleged use of banned chemical weapons on his country's civil war battlefield.

The warning came after U.S. said that it is planning to strike Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in Damascus earlier this month, which killed dozens.

Trump, in comments announcing the strikes, slammed Russian Federation and Iran as "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime".

"A list banning US nationals' entry into Russian Federation will be introduced".

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russian Federation on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

After the USA warmongering rhetoric against Syria and its allies, Russian Federation warned the US of striking Syria.

Syria's President Bashar Assad announced after a USA military strike that his country would respond, while Russia's ambassador to Washington warned of unspecified "consequences".

Experts who spoke to Business Insider about the recent military tensions between the U.S. and Syria over Russian Federation have unanimously said that Russian Federation is bluffing, and that they don't want a conventional war with the USA, as they would quickly and soundly lose.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, often a more cautious voice than Trump's, pointed towards a United States response Thursday when he told lawmakers that "some things are simply inexcusable".

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Gen. Igor Konashenkov, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons and causing panic.

"The intelligence provided certainly paints a different picture", she said.

Trump then singled out Russian President Vladimir Putin and said, "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace".

But at UN, French Ambassador Francois Delattre warned that Syria's government had reached a "point of no return" by using chemical weapons and vowed to confront the "intolerable threat" of such attacks to global security. He spoke during a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to the supreme leader of ally Iran. US defense officials did not confirm if any allied missiles had been shot down.

US President Donald Trump appeared to back away from earlier threats of imminent action and France's Emmanuel Macron on Friday called for stepped-up talks with Moscow.

Nevertheless, experts say the Russian "red line" would be the safety of its own forces, which are based alongside their Syrian and sometimes Iranian comrades in many areas of western Syria.

What is less clear is whether sarin - the agent used in the chemical attack that prompted United States missile strikes a year ago - or a similar agent was also used.

"The victory of Syria will change the map of the region and the world", she said, adding that Israel is feverishly trying to prolong the Syrian war "because it would be the biggest loser".