Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Russian leader warns more Syria strikes would bring global chaos

Russian leader warns more Syria strikes would bring global chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, while signs emerged that Moscow and Washington want to pull back from the worst crisis in their relations for years.

'Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions, carried out in violation of the United Nations Charter, are repeated, that would inevitably provoke chaos in global relations, ' a statement from the Kremlin said.

The most recent destruction in Syria is the aftermath of the US who, along with its allies France and the United Kingdom, bombed three empty facilities all related to Syria's chemical weapons.

President Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Friday, announcing the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a military context the president's declaration of "mission accomplished" refers only to the "task now in front of you" and the United States will continue to monitor Assad's use of chemical weapons and are prepared to respond with further action in the form of additional military action.

Shouts of "Allah, Syria, and only Bashar", a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, rang out.

The proposed United Nations resolution includes a request for an independent investigation into the toxic gas attacks that killed more than 40 civilians earlier this month, and safe passage for aid convoys and medical evacuations.

That's a problem if President Trump's previous goal of leaving Syria is ever to be realized.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said new sanctions would be imposed on Russian businesses that helped the Assad regime make and deploy chemical weapons.

"We're not going to leave until we know we've accomplished those things", she said. The Pentagon said no further action was planned but Washington's envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" should another gas attack occur.

President Donald Trump immediately said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would pay a "big price" and blamed both Russian Federation and Iran for supporting the Assad regime.

Syrian Chemical Weapons Sites Before And After Missile Strikes
Mr Johnson said action had to be taken against Syria for the Douma attack during an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Often when the British government decides on military action, the opposition offers its full support.

Saturday's airstrikes came shortly after a fact-finding mission from the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Syria to investigate.

On Saturday, German chancellor Angela Merkel backed airstrikes on three chemical weapons facilities in Syria and called them "necessary and appropriate".

Syria and its ally Russian Federation have sought to downplay the impact of the strikes, saying Syrian air defenses shot majority down.

Russian Federation has used its veto 12 times at the Security Council to block action targeting its Syrian ally.

Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered us -led airstrikes. "They went out to destroy critical chemical weapons infrastructure in Syria, and they did exactly that".

"I suspect he continues to brutally defeat the rebels and the people living in rebel areas and reasserts control over Syria", Piazza said.

The U.S. has raised the prospect of more sanctions against Russian Federation.

Speaking to the BBC, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Western powers had no plans for further missile strikes, though they would assess their options if Damascus used chemical weapons again.

Assad agreed to turn over his chemical weapons after a sarin nerve gas attack near the capital in August 2013, but Western countries say compliance has been partial.

She said that the USA and its allies had given diplomacy "chance after chance", but that those efforts failed because Russian Federation had continuously protected Assad.

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