Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Macron said the attack was "limited to the Syrian regime's facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons".

The British government "agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", the statement said, without committing to any form of military involvement. "From the point of view of the president, this was aggression and we share this position", Russia's TASS news agency quoted lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak as saying after the meeting with Assad.

"These can be not only American securities... but also a whole range of other goods that are delivered to the Russian market or produced by American businesses on the territory of our country", Medvedev said, answering questions from the Russian State Duma on Wednesday.

Ali Akbar Velayati, speaking in the Syrian capital on Thursday, said he visited eastern Ghouta a day earlier, calling the capture of the Damascus suburbs one of the most important victories of the seven-year civil war. Concerns that the U.S. could be approaching crisis point, due to the massive tax cuts and substantial increases in spend from the government.

"The intelligence provided certainly paints a different picture", Sanders said.

Addressing new ambassadors in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said he hoped common sense would prevail and that the situation would stabilise.

They did not eliminate the probability for a US-Russia conflict, stating Moscow was quite anxious about "the unsafe escalation" also "aggressive policies" in which specific government bodys are making. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'", Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

Experts warned that Trump's move will further harm U.S. -Russia relations. Stop the arms race?

In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May met with her top leadership team Thursday to discuss backing military action in Syria.

"We will pour gasoline over it and burn it, together with a U.S. flag", he said.

France's President Emmanuel Macron says he has "proof" that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend.

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Kuwait's national carrier says it is suspending flights to Lebanon in line with security warnings from airline authorities concerning a possible strike on neighboring Syria. There is still considerable interest among hawks to parlay the alleged chemical weapons attack into a pretext to attack Syria.

Syria, Iran and Russian Federation say Israel was behind an air strike on a Syrian air base on Monday that killed seven Iranian military personnel, something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied.

"Never said when an attack on Syria would take place", said Trump on Twitter.

Thursday: Russia's Embassy to Britain tweeted that the chemical attack was "fake" and an attempt to stage a provocation by Syrian extremists and their foreign backers.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has denied the accusation, calling rebels' claims "premeditated pretexts". And, understanding that we were mistaken, we made the decision to exclude him from our organization in disgrace.

"France will not allow any escalation that could harm stability in the region", he added.

Russian Federation has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has helped turn the tide of war in his favour since entering the conflict in September 2015.

Over the weekend, Mr. Trump blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad and his worldwide allies, including Russian President Vladmir Putin for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. The ministry additionally pointed to previous alleged use of chemicals by the rebels in fighting with Syrian government troops.

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Since last year's strike, multiple chemical attacks have been reported in opposition areas, a lot of them involving chlorine rather than the nerve agent sarin, suggesting the government may have adjusted its tactics.

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