The White House Warns That Russia Is Conducting a Massive Cyber Attack

  • The White House Warns That Russia Is Conducting a Massive Cyber Attack

The White House Warns That Russia Is Conducting a Massive Cyber Attack

As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus.

Moscow on Saturday strongly criticized the joint the US, United Kingdom and France airstrikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons in Syria.

Western powers are thought to be preparing for strikes but Russian Federation, a Syrian ally, opposes such action.

In Washington, both Democrats and Republicans have criticized President Trump for what they say is his reluctance to hold Russian Federation accountable for its hacking of the Democrats during the 2016 presidential election; American intelligence agencies have also blamed the Kremlin for those attacks. "They are crimes of a monster instead".

"We did not do any coordination with Russian Federation on these strikes, and neither did we pre-notify them", Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Friday night.

Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the military had "proof that testifies to the direct participation of Britain in the organising of this provocation in Eastern Ghouta". A second witness said the Barzah district of Damascus had been hit in the strikes.

The world leaders announced that the strikes targeted positions linked to the chemical weapons facilities of the Syrian government.

A second US official said targets were being carefully selected with the aim of damaging Assad's ability to conduct further gas attacks, while avoiding the risk of spreading poisonous fallout in civilian areas.

"Right-wing media outlets and Trump supporters like Mike Cernovich also promoted the "#SyriaHoax" conspiracy theory past year on social media - a disinformation campaign that was traced directly to a pro-Assad Russian propaganda outlet.

Now, the US-Russia relationship, already under severe strain over issues from Russian meddling in the 2016 American presidential campaign to its role in Syria and Ukraine, may be irretrievably broken for the foreseeable future.

“Not a single one of the cruise missiles entered the zone of Russian air defense systems, ” the Defense Ministry said.

"If possible, he'll want to do serious damage to Assad's ability to carry out these kinds of heinous attacks", Hannah said. In a statement on Thursday, a watchdog representative said: "The Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirms that the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team is on its way to Syria and will start its work as of Saturday 14 April 2018". She described it as a "limited and targeted strike" aimed at minimizing civilian casualties. He said, "Right now, this is a one-time shot created to set back the Syrian war machine's ability to produce chemical weapons".

It was not immediately clear how extensive the strikes were.

The suspected poison attack by Syrian government forces that allegedly killed more than 40 people has drawn global outrage and prompted the United States and its allies to consider a military response.

Mr Trump said: "Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the US keeps raising interest rates".

On Twitter, Donald Trump made it clear that the United States wouldn't stand idly by and would, in due course, take action.

Trump, after initial reluctance to undermine his hope of warmer ties with Putin, now has imposed sanctions on Russian oligarchs and expelled 60 alleged spies under diplomatic cover, partly in retaliation for Moscow's support for the Assad regime.