Russian Federation slams joint airstrikes in Syria

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 17, 2018

Fortunately, the US-led strikes were carefully tailored not to hit Russian or Iranian interests in Syria.

In a televised address from the White House, Trump said he had ordered United States armed forces to launch "precision strikes" associated with Assad's chemical weapons capabilities.

The attack also comes just hours before experts from the UN Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were scheduled to visit Douma on Saturday to determine whether chemical weapons had indeed been used there.

The combined decision by the USA and its allies to strike Syria comes after Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major-General Igor Konashenkov presented evidence claiming that last Saturday's alleged chemical attack in Douma was orchestrated.

"First the "Arab spring" tested the Syrian people, then Islamic State, now smart American rockets".

"A pre-designed scenario is being implemented", Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Twitter. "The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked", foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.

Syria ally Russian Federation has warned of "consequences" following the launch of US-led strikes against Bashar al-Assad's regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

"Again, we are being threatened".

President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left dozens of citizens dead.

"What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

The strategic risk is more political; to prove to President Assad that he can still be hurt even under Russian protection and that... He continued by saying that global law has been systematically violated in Syria and that he feels angry at reports of chemical weapons use in the country.

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