Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

  • Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

"That is why we naturally let our American colleagues know that we do not want to be intrusive but we do not want to be discourteous either and, taking note of the fact that President Trump had made such a proposition, we assume that he will elaborate on it", Lavrov said.

While repeating that Syria was responsible for the attacks, Nauert also said the United States had credible information that "people on the ground have been pressured by both Russian Federation and Syria to try to change their stories".

On a wall in the province of Idlib, graffiti artist Aziz al-Asmar had these words for Trump: "Your strike is like a rooster's fart".

"Russian officials have worked with the Syrian regime, we believe, to sanitize the locations of the suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons use", she added.

It targeted a scientific research facility near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of the city of Homs, and a third location near Homs that contained both a command post and a chemical weapons equipment storage facility, the USA military said.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Kremlin had taken Trump at face value when he suggested Putin should visit the White House during a recent conversation, but is now unsure if the offer still stands. Moscow has denied both allegations.

Talking about the risk of a military confrontation between Russian Federation and the US, Lavrov said that he was absolutely confident that Putin and Trump will not allow an armed conflict to happen.

For his part, Lavrov, speaking at a joint press conference in Moscow with his Austrian counterpart on Friday, said Russian Federation would not accept attempts at dividing Syria and creating a permanent presence of foreign forces in the country.

The United Nations' special envoy for Syria says he is encouraged that Russian Federation continues to support the so-called Geneva process for a political resolution in Syria despite tensions over the Western missile strike.

"They will have the ability to conduct limited attacks in the future", McKenzie told Pentagon reporters.

The UN has promised a written report on Tuesday's shootings at UN security team, and the OPCW fact-finding mission will also produce a report on whether chemical weapons were used, and if so what kind, Pierce said.

The United States, along with Britain and France, launched joint airstrikes on military targets in Syria on April 14 for the Bashar al-Assad government's alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital, earlier this month.

"We achieved the level of success that we wanted against those three targets", McKenzie said.

"I don't think we sought to change the strategic balance of the Syria conflict with those strikes".