Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Russia's US ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes

Russia's US ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes

Moscow also said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, where it is a permanent member, to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the USA and its allies.

"The situation is being analysed right now".

The chairman of the worldwide affairs committee of Russia's upper house of parliament, Konstantin Kosachev, said the strikes were a violation of worldwide law and probably created to prevent investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog from doing their work.

The Russian defence ministry said today that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas covered by Russia's air defences around its air base and naval facility.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Moscow had "irrefutable" evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

"It's.highly likely an attempt to create complications for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission which was just starting its work in Syria's Douma, or an attempt to completely derail it", Interfax quoted Kosachev as saying.

"First the "Arab spring" tested the Syrian people, then Islamic State, now smart American rockets".


Russia's ambassador to the United States on Friday warned that there would be consequences for the US -led military strikes on Syria, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president.

"A pre-designed scenario is being implemented", Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Twitter.

The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and unsafe actions. that would have consequences beyond conjecture".

The United States and Britain have also blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

"What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

Russian Federation may consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria and other countries, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Saturday after US, French and British air strikes on Syria.

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