Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down: Russian ambassador to Lebanon
Russia's demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to "aggression" and "any further use of force" by the US, Britain and France got support from only two other countries on the 15-member council - China and Bolivia. "As other nations step up their contributions, we look forward to the day when we can bring our warriors home". The United States and allies struck Syria Friday night and Russian Federation has promised that the attack will come with consequences.
A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S.in the lead, could send a message of global unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons and counter Syria's political and military support from Russian Federation and Iran.
Following up on President Donald Trump's threat, the USA - along with allies Britain and France - rained cruise missiles at three locations in Syria on Saturday, the biggest strike by the West in the seven years of the war in Syria. He urged United Nations member states to show restraint and avoid any acts that could escalate the situation.
"You don't rush decisions like this", Ms Haley said. "We're making sure we have all the information to know if we do something, what will happen, how will it happen and will it hurt anyone".
The Kremlin on Saturday condemned Western air strikes on Syria where its armed forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier this month Mr Trump reportedly told Pentagon officials that he wanted to end the U.S. involvement in Syria.
Pentagon spokesman Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the "Russian accusations seeking to shift blame away from the Assad regime for the April 7 chemical attack have no basis in fact and are typical of Russian disinformation efforts".
Konashenkov said that "powerful pressure from London was exerted on representatives of the so-called White Helmets to quickly stage the premeditated provocation".
13 de abril de 2018, 16:20Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the execution of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma and claimed to have reliable evidence on the special services involved in that case.
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Mr Lavrov did not offer evidence to back up his claim.
The US and France said they had proof it took place and, alongside the United Kingdom, were considering military retaliation.
"The combined American, British, and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power - military, economic, and diplomatic".
United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley greets her Russian counterpart Vasily Nebenzya before the Security Council meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in NY.
Mr Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow's ambassador to the United Nations, said he "cannot exclude" war between the USA and Russian Federation. "It is due to arrive in Damascus on April 14", TASS news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.
Russia, long an ally of Assad, has repeatedly denied Syrian involvement in the attack.
Trump made clear in his eight-minute television address that he is wary of a deeper entanglement in Syria, where about 2,000 USA troops have been deployed to fight Islamic State. It was not clear when the visit would take place. It "could be very soon or not so soon at all".
She told the council that President Donald Trump "has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria, but should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree".
Earlier on Saturday, Syrian police units entered the town of Douma, a site of a suspected chemical weapons attack and the last rebel town in the eastern Ghouta region.
The OPCW said the investigators would start work on Saturday (local time). Russian Federation requested the meeting and said the top priority should be averting a wider war. Syria's civil war, which began as a popular uprising against Assad, is now in its eighth year.
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