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Further Western Attacks on Syria Would Bring Chaos to World Affairs, Says Putin

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.

The Middle East is burning again. This time it’s Syria which is facing the heat from the United States and its allies (UK and France) for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma.

However, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has “irrefutable evidence” the attack was staged by foreign agents. This is not the first time that Trump ordered the bombing of Syria.

The Russian defence minister, Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov, claimed to have direct evidence that Britain had orchestrated the alleged chemical attack at Douma in Syria.

In 2017 Donald Trump ordered the launch of 57 Tomahawk missiles from a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting an airbase controlled by the Syrian government.

Trump said that attack was also a direct punishment for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

The devastating images that emerged from Douma, Syria, on April 7 reveal the unique and gruesome danger that chemical weapons pose to the world.

President Trump explained that he ordered U.S. Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons capabilities. He thanked the United Kingdom and France for joining America in the operation, which will continue to pressure Syria to stop using chemical weapons by integrating the other instruments of our national power: economic, informational, and diplomatic.

“Today, the nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality,” President Trump said. He emphasized the savagery of chemical attacks, with evidence from Douma documenting victims suffering from asphyxiation and foaming at the mouth.

“The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air,” the President said. “These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia through new economic sanctions.

In a telephonic conversation with Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, both the leaders agreed that this illegitimate action had seriously damaged the prospects for a political settlement in Syria.

Putin further stated, “An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of international law.”

To pressurize Putin’s Russia US President Donald Trump’s aides announced plans for new economic sanctions against Moscow for enabling the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.

Mr Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack — a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7.

“Good souls will not be humiliated,” Mr Assad tweeted, while hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus, the capital, where they flashed victory signs and waved flags in scenes of defiance after the early morning missile attack.

The strikes “successfully hit every target,” said Dana W White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman.

According to the reports by the US military there were three targets: the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons “bunker” a few miles from the second target.

India has called for an impartial investigation by the OPCW to establish the facts.

In response to queries regarding the recent strikes in Syria, official spokesperson from the Ministry of External affairs said, “We have taken note of the recent strikes in Syria. India is closely following the situation. The alleged use of chemical weapons, if true, is deplorable. We call for an impartial and objective investigation by the OPCW to establish the facts. In the meantime, we urge all Parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation. The matter should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations, and on the basis of the principles of the UN Charter and in accordance with international law. We hope that the long drawn suffering of the people of Syria would come to an end soon.”

The current escalation around Syria is destructive for the entire system of international relations. Russia has said that it’ll convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the aggressive actions by the US and its allies.

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