Russian warns of 'consequences' after US-led strikes on Syria

Russia calls chemical attack in Syria a ‘fabrication

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"We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences". "I hope no one would dare to launch such an adventure now", Lavrov said.

In April previous year Trump ordered Tomahawk strikes on the Shayrat Airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhun.

Ryabkov was speaking after Western powers launched missile strikes against Syria, a close ally of Russian Federation, over a suspected poison gas attack.

'We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world.

He said the analysis was done at the request of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, "Over 100 cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles were fired by air and sea carriers" by the U.S., France and U.K. Both the Russian and Syrian governments said a significant number of missiles were shot down, though neither have offered proof of that. The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town. "In the USA administration there are specific people who it is possible to talk with".

The Russian military said its chemical experts visited Douma shortly after the alleged attack and found no trace of chemical agents in ground samples.

"We did have some surface-to-air missile activity from the Syrian regime", General and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford said at a Pentagon briefing.

Russia, the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, says there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma and has warned the United States and its allies against conducting any military strike.While Trump himself remained silent on Syria on Friday, Macron - who has said France has proof that Assad's government used chemical weapons in Douma - spoke by phone with Putin.

The Russian measure would have condemned the "aggression" against Syria and demanded that the three allies refrain from any further strike. Her father remains hospitalized, but British health officials say he is improving.

On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces. Smoke could be seen rising from the northern and eastern edges of the capital.

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