West hesitates on Syria response as Russian Federation warns of 'war'

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban

Russia's ambassador to the United States on Saturday 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. By releasing Sarin gas onto the Syrian people, it gives countries cause to attack Syria.

We will remind, relations between Russia and great Britain strained after London accused Moscow in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, deported from the country of the Russian diplomats.

Russia's ambassador to the USA warned that there would be consequences for the attacks early on Saturday, which came in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend.

Russia's foreign ministry said Syria had been attacked just as it had a chance for peace.

"You are not only placing yourselves above worldwide law, but you are trying to re-write global law", Nebenzia said after the vote.

The United States and France said they have proof it took place and, alongside the UK, are considering military retaliation, the BBC reports.

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It said three civilians were wounded in the Homs attacks but did not give a toll for Damascus or mention any combatant casualties. One official cautioned, however, that United States intelligence assessments indicate Assad still has chemical weapons in Syria.

China and Bolivia supported the Russian measure, while the three allies along with Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, Kuwait and Ivory Coast opposed it. Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that the first allied strike targeted a scientific research center in greater Damascus involved in the development and production of chemical weapons.

While a full assessment has not yet been completed, "we believe that the action was successful", she said. He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for global law".

As fears of a Russia confrontation with Western powers mount, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his "deep concerns" over the situation in Syria in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Guterres said he has asked Syrian special envoy Staffan de Mistura to come to NY as soon as possible to consult "on the most effective way to accelerate the political process".

"The military operation was necessary and appropriate to preserve the effectiveness of the worldwide ban on the use of chemical weapons and to warn the Syrian regime of further violations", she said in a statement voicing support for the joint US, UK and French action. Click any of these buttons below!

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