Don's mission accomplished! Syria intercepted missiles, scoffs Russian Federation

16 April, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Wade Massey
  • The Black Sea Fleet's landing craft Nikolai Filchenkov in Sevastopol

"The U.S. - the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons - has no moral right to blame other countries".

Syria's air defence system, which mostly consists of systems made in the Soviet Union, has intercepted 71 of the missiles fired on Saturday by the U.S., British and French forces, he added.

M - Damascus' allies have condemned US President Donald Trump for ordering air attacks in Syria "on targets associated with chemical weapons capabilities" in collaboration with the United Kingdom and France, Al Jazeerareported.

"We put facts contrary to your myths, " he said.

The Ministry claims the air strikes were a response to the "success" of Al Assad's Syrian army in liberating their territory from worldwide terrorism.

Moving to return to diplomacy, France said it was working with the United States and Britain on a draft resolution that would address chemical weapons use, the humanitarian crisis and the future of the peace process in Syria. Britain says Russian Federation is behind the Salisbury poisoning, a charge Moscow denies.

Russia's Ministry of Defense said it believed the action by the US, UK and France was not in retaliation to the alleged chemical attack in Douma but instead was a reaction to the "success" of the Syrian army in liberating its territory from rebels.

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"The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has set off to Syria not so quickly and without abundant enthusiasm but under our and Syrian pressure".

The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow's stern warnings to the West against striking Syria.

"We welcome this operation which has eased humanity's conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime", Turkey's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the airstrikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis.

The Russian ambassador to the U.S. railed against the US-led coalition campaign against suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities. The US president claimed that the joint action was meant to establish a "strong deterrent" against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons.

Nebenzia responded saying the environment is "not very conducive for any rapprochement" and "the political and risky military situation we are in now" must be sorted out first. Russian Federation warned that any Western airstrikes against Syria would ignite a war.

"We have absorbed the strike", the official told Reuters.

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