US Strikes On Syria Violate International Law — Russian Lawmaker


The provision of auditing, legal and consulting services by U.S. firms could also be subject to bans or restrictions, and curbs could be put on U.S. citizens working in Russia.

His choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with President George W. Bush following the U.S. -led invasion of Iraq. But he called on regional forces to contribute.

Russia had "refused" supplying those missiles to Syria a few years ago, he added, "taking into account the pressing request of some of our Western partners".

The US is Russia's fourth-largest trading partner.

Macron on Thursday said he had "proof" the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons on the former rebel outpost of Douma and would announce his response "in due course".

Syria has denied using chemical weapons.

The foreign ministry said earlier on Saturday that the U.S. -led strikes would only "lead to inflaming tensions in the world" and threaten international security.

A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it was understandable that Russian lawmakers wanted to retaliate against the U.S. measures.

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said.

AFP´s correspondent in the city said several consecutive blasts were heard at 4:00 am (PST 6:00 am), followed by the sound of airplanes overhead. "Russia is the one who is allowing Syria to continue on with this behavior".

"A large volume of high-resolution, reliable photos and video from Duma clearly document victims suffering from asphyxiation and foaming at the mouth, with no visible signs of external wounds", the White House said in a statement Friday.

"No final decision has been made", White House press secretary said.

The Russian aircraft were scrambled in response to reports of seven U.S. spy planes near the coastal regions of Tartus and Lattakia.

The attack also hit a site in Masyaf, about 170 km (100 miles) north of Damascus, army depots in the eastern Qalamoun region northeast of the capital, the Kisweh area south of Damascus, and a site in the Qasyoun hills overlooking the capital.

Otherwise, he played the traditional role of a national security adviser, making sure participants were able to offer their opinions, this official said.

"A pre-designed scenario is being implemented". "Especially if they re considering hitting a wider range of targets than they did last time". "But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russia, she said. The network says the building in the research center included an educational center and labs. "I suspect, however they'll think long and hard about it".

"Our Syrian strategy has not changed".

The Syrian government has accused Washington of seeking to use it as a pretext for attacking.

"But should the US and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defence of a principle on which we all agree". Trump, and in a later briefing Mattis, went to lengths to call on other countries to join the opposition to Assad.

In his nationwide address, Trump stressed that he has no interest in a longtime fight with Syria.

Bolton and the other participants were surprised when Vice President Mike Pence showed up unannounced and took over a Principals' Committee meeting on Syria on Monday afternoon. "And great warriors they are".