Putin claims intel shows more chemical attacks planned in Syria

Putin claims intel shows more chemical attacks planned in Syria

Putin claims intel shows more chemical attacks planned in Syria

Prsident Putin has also suspended the "Deconfliction Line", a military channel created to provide an avenue for negotiation between Russian and USA fighter jet missions over Syria.

Russian Federation on late Wednesday vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into the suspected chemical attack, saying that Moscow had consistently expressed its "categorical disagreement" with the draft resolution, which led to further criticism from the West, including the United States.

"They plan to use some substances and accuse the Syrian government of using those chemicals". "However, the question is if there will be new attempts to carry out aggression against Syria".

US-Russia relations are at another low after a chemical attack in Syria killed more than 80 people and wounded at least 550 others last week.

"It's fabrication. We don't have an arsenal, we're not going to use it".

In the briefing Tuesday, Putin suggested that Russian Federation and Syria were being demonized. As a presidential candidate past year, Trump criticized Obama and Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state during Obama's first term and Trump's opponent in the election, for getting involved in foreign conflicts and waging wars in other countries.

"Syria and Russian Federation, as a common enemy, provide a wonderful platform for consolidation". "It wasn't only a violation of the laws of war but it was a - we believe, a war crime", Toner said.

Putin also said on Russian TV that the level of trust has "deteriorated". "So, I felt we had to do something about it".

To add to the confusion surrounding the attack, White House officials have sent mixed messages on their positions on Assad.

Trump's grim assessment of U.S. -Russia ties came shortly after Tillerson struck a similar tone after meeting with Putin in Moscow. Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, had expressed the same sentiment before the chemical attack.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a private, two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he didn't sound very optimistic afterward. "That's a butcher", Trump said.

President Trump said that the images of the attack's aftermath moved him to act, launching the Tomahawk strike on the airbase from where the USA believes the planes took off to carry out the attack.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said the airstrike had destroyed 20% of the Syrian government's operational aircraft.

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