UN Security council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

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Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, warned that there would be consequences for the USA -led military strikes on Syria, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president. Konashenkov released statements by medics from Douma's hospital, who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons, dousing them with water and causing panic.

By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft - the US, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland, and Ivory Coast.

Putin's more restrained statement nonetheless argues that the attacks mark the second time the US has launched strikes in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad without adequate proof.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the West of "hooliganism" and demanded that it "immediately end its actions against Syria and refrain from them in the future".

The United States will want to maintain a dialogue with Russia about strategic stability following Western missile strikes on Syria, Russian news agencies cited a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying on Sunday.

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

Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained.

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"The objective of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons", Trump said. France, the United Kingdom and the United States will brief allies on actions taken in Syria, the official said.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis called the strikes a "one time shot" and said that they were aimed at Syrian government's chemical weapons infrastructure.

The measure would provide for the creation of an inquiry to identify perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks, allow access for aid convoys and re-launch stalled peace talks in Geneva, French diplomats said.

Addressing the council, Guterres urged all countries to uphold worldwide law and warned that "Syria today represents the most serious threat to global peace and security".

Looking ahead, Delattre said France, Britain, and the United States will soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues.

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

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