West weighs Syria attack that could lead to confrontation with Russian Federation

16 April, 2018, 14:33 | Author: Angel Logan
  • West weighs Syria attack that could lead to confrontation with Russian Federation

Early Saturday morning local time, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that more than 100 missiles were fired by the US -led coalition retaliating against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons. She noted in the meeting that Russian Federation "has stopped at nothing to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons".

He has often attacked the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and has repeatedly suggested the US would benefit from improved relations with Russia. "It's some of the worst piece of fake news we've yet seen from the Russian Federation propaganda machine".

Global chemical weapons experts were traveling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on the town of Douma which killed dozens of people.

"These strikes are not seeking to escalate the conflict in Syria, but these violations of global law and norms can not be allowed to continue".

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said global relations should not depend on one person's morning mood, in apparent reference to Trump's tweets.

Konashenkov said Friday that Britain was "directly involved in the provocation", but didn't elaborate or provide evidence. A Western official told CNN that it is not conclusive, but officials suspect the substance used in the attack was a mixture of chlorine, sarin and possibly other chemicals. But it added that no Russian air defenses were deployed against the incoming fire, even though thousands of its troops are stationed across Syria in support of Russian ally Assad.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the strikes were a "one-time shot" and that no additional airstrikes were now planned. Syria's civil war, which began as a popular uprising against Assad, is now in its eighth year.

Although he didn't name the country the agents come from, the top Kremlin diplomat could be hinting at the United States, Britain or France.

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

A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud explosions jolted Damascus and the sky turned orange as Syrian air defense units fired surface-to-air missiles in response to three waves of military strikes meant to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.

Russian Federation has warned the West against attacking Assad, who is also supported by Iran, and says there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma, a town near Damascus which had been held by rebels until this month.

"The evacuation operation should wrap up before the OPCW experts enter Douma", Abdel Rahman said.

Some analysts say that for the doctrine to work, the country or person the American military is trying to deter must understand what actions will prompt a response from the United States.

Lavrov also said Russian specialists who examined the attack found no trace of chemical weapons.

"We did have some surface-to-air missile activity from the Syrian regime", General and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford said at a Pentagon briefing.

Recommended:

  • Gmail working on self-expiring emails

    Gmail working on self-expiring emails

    Now, TechCrunch has reported on a new feature in the new Gmail: the ability to send confidential emails that expire. Gmail will let users configure expiration date for expiring mails such as a week, month, multiple years, and more.
    Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

    Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

    After a very chilly start Monday morning in the upper 30s to lower 40s, look for a nice warm-up to near 70 for an afternoon high. The amount of rain Modesto gets Sunday and Monday could be between half an inch and an inch, the weather service says.
    Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac as next coach on three-year deal

    Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac as next coach on three-year deal

    Kovac's first senior coaching job came with the Croatia national team, whom he led at the 2014 World Cup. Danny Murphy wishes Real Madrid had drawn Liverpool in the last four though.
  • Drinking more alcohol linked to lower life expectancy

    Drinking more alcohol linked to lower life expectancy

    The new research does not suggest that a drinker who has just a little too much every day is falling off an epidemiological cliff. Participants' alcohol intake was also self-reported so people may have under-reported the amount they drink.
    Russian Federation  has been spying on Skripals for five years, security adviser says

    Russian Federation has been spying on Skripals for five years, security adviser says

    Finally, on the motive, Sedwill said Sergei Skripal was a former Russian military intelligence (GRU) officer, convicted of espionage in 2004.
    Knicks Fire Jeff Hornacek After 2 Seasons

    Knicks Fire Jeff Hornacek After 2 Seasons

    Sources: Another candidate Knicks planning to contact: Jerry Stackhouse , coach of Toronto G League affiliate. Kurt Rambis, the associate head coach under Hornacek, was also relieved of his duties.
  • Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

    Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

    He tweeted that Russian Federation should get ready for a strike on Syria after Moscow reportedly vowed to shoot down missiles. On January 20, Turkey, together with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.
    Showers and storms likely tonight and Saturday

    Showers and storms likely tonight and Saturday

    Download the WAFB First Alert Weather App to get notifications if severe weather threatens your neighborhood on Saturday . Late Friday night and early Saturday morning , potentially risky weather is expected to move into Northeast Mississippi .
    England reach first ever Commonwealth Games netball final with last-second win

    England reach first ever Commonwealth Games netball final with last-second win

    Mary Kom is the name, and the gold is hers they say! She thrashed Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final on Saturday. Indian boxers continue their sublime run in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games , five-time world amateur.
  • First Rohingyas return to Burma despite United Nations  fears

    First Rohingyas return to Burma despite United Nations fears

    Bangladesh has given Myanmar a list of 8,000 refugees to begin the process. "We are taking care of them", he said. Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed in January to complete a voluntary repatriation of the refugees in two years.
    Kylie Jenner uses Fendi stroller for walk with daughter

    Kylie Jenner uses Fendi stroller for walk with daughter

    Jenner flaunted her post-baby bod in a Fendi '90s Toweling Terry bodycon minidress in the brand's iconic print. Kylie , 20, shielded her face with a jean jacket and matching jeans along with her hair in a topknot.
    Here Are A Couple Of New 'Avengers

    Here Are A Couple Of New 'Avengers

    Hiddleston said, "I just think Jeff Goldblum created such a fascinating and hilarious character". The Infinity War edition of Birth.Movies.Death. magazine is on sale now .


Popular

Monday Game 3 preview: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs
His goal was his 24th postseason tally, tying Vincent Lecavalier for the second-most in Tampa Bay's playoff history. That's something that needs to continue as Toronto tries to find a solution to stopping the Bergeron line.

SD73 marks 'Jersey Day' for Humboldt Broncos
Services for some of the other victims will be held over the weekend and into next week. She was "extremely proud to be part of the Broncos family", her family added.

Accuser tells jury Cosby is a 'serial rapist'
He guided me there, and he laid me in the bed. "I leaned forward and said I didn't come here for that, and he complied". Cosby is on trial accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Cheltenham Township home in 2004.

Haula lifts Golden Knights over Kings in 2OT
Game 1 featured 127 hits, including 68 by the Kings, and the rugged play continued in Game 2, with the same physical theme. After Shea Theodore's goal 3:23 into the first period, it turned into a defensive battle with a hint of goaltending.

Trump wants back into Pacific trade deal, say GOP senators
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is created to open up free trade between the countries involved, making them less reliant on China. For instance, ranchers in Australia can send beef to Japan more cheaply than ranchers in the US.

'Yodeling Boy' Is Now a Legit Star, Crushes at Coachella
We've seen Tiffany Haddish do it on Jimmy Kimmel , and now the Wal-Mart Yodeling kid has done it at Coachella . Williams had announced he would be appeared at the festival in an Instagram post yesterday.

Herbert Diess replaces Matthias Mueller
Described as highly ambitious, Diess has earned a reputation as a fierce cost cutter unafraid of pushing through big changes. Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche , joins the Group Board of Management, and takes on the responsibility for group production.

Woman's Body Found in Norcal River Where Valencia Family Vanished
The crash scene, about 322 km north of San Francisco , was discovered by a passing motorist on March 26. Members of the Hart family pictured at the annual celebration of "The Goonies" movie in Astoria.

US Defense Secretary says Syria strikes directed at Assad regime
But he said the United States did not tip off Russian Federation about the attacks or the targets. The White House said on Thursday (Friday NZT), that Trump would consult further with allies.

Woman's Body Found in Norcal River Where Valencia Family Vanished
The crash scene, about 322 km north of San Francisco , was discovered by a passing motorist on March 26. Members of the Hart family pictured at the annual celebration of "The Goonies" movie in Astoria.