The Trump administration will levy new economic sanctions against Russian Federation over its support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.
By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft - the USA, U.K., France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland and Ivory Coast.
The Russian defence ministry said today that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas covered by Russia's air defences around its air base and naval facility.
Russian Federation and Iran called the use of force by the United States and its French and British allies a "military crime" and "act of aggression".
Russian Federation on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US -led strikes.
Russian Federation is likely to call for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss US, British and French air strikes on Syria, one of its lawmakers says.
"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the UN Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", the Kremlin statement said.
The U.S. -led operation won broad Western support. The U.S. goal was to break the Syrian alliance with Iran and Russia, Glass said.
"You have to be quite abnormal to attack Syria's capital just at the moment when it had a chance for a peaceful future". That had led to feverish speculation on Russian television, and from some Russian politicians, that a US strike on Syria could quickly devolve into a nuclear standoff as unsafe as the Cuban missile crisis.
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Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news that he had convinced Trump to focus on the chemical weapons sites.
When pressed, he acknowledged that some unspecified portion of Assad's chemical arms infrastructure was not targeted.
The U.S. has denied it is seeking to overthrow Assad and said the strikes were a "one-time shot" in retaliation for Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own population in Douma.
"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", Trump said.
The Syrian leadership has denied any involvement in the attack, and invited the experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate into the reports.
The government regained full control of Douma on Saturday following a surrender deal with the rebels in the town east of Damascus. The answer was: it's a secret; we can not provide this data.
Douma was the last rebel holdout in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, the target of a government offensive in February and March that killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands.
"Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path, or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace".
"We continue to observe unsafe military preparations for an illegal act of force against a sovereign state in what would constitute a breach of worldwide law", he said. She said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn't already".