President Trump Plans to Talk to Allies Before Syria Strike Decision
President Trump Plans to Talk to Allies Before Syria Strike Decision
US allies and Russia prepare for Syria confrontation
16 April, 2018, 01:40
But British Prime Minister Theresa May cited reports she said indicated the Syrian government used a barrel bomb - large containers packed with fuel, explosives and scraps of metal - to deliver the chemicals.
Sergey Lavrov did not specify which agency or provide evidence, but he warned the West against proposed military action. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims.
Douma and the sprawling eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, had been under rebel control since 2012 and was a thorn in the side of Assad's government, threatening his seat of power with missiles and potential advances for years.
Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces. Over 13,000 militants and their family members are said to have been evacuated from Douma since April 1.
"A list banning US nationals' entry into Russian Federation will be introduced".
"We warned about this long ago", he said.
Macron said Thursday that France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted". The Russian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and ensure the inspectors' security.
He did not say whether France is planning military action against Assad's government.
French President Emmanuel Macron said France contributed to the USA -led Syrian attacks because the "red line declared by France in May 2017 has been crossed".
Syria's military has repositioned some air assets to avoid fallout from possible missile strikes, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
"This is hard to do in a situation like this", he said, in light of the volatility of chemical agents.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany won't participate in possible military action in Syria, but supports sending a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. She said she spoke Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Possibly, Trump is "considering military options" that would "inflict costs on Russian Federation and Iran directly" and "will not limit" United States strikes to Syrian targets, she suggested.
With punitive USA military action seemingly imminent, Russian Federation scrambled to deflect blame from Syria's Bashar al-Assad and, according to a monitor group, regime forces evacuated key defense buildings in Damascus.
Asked about possible US strikes on Syria, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria". However, this kind of action is unlikely to have any positive impact on the United States economy or the Dow Jones, at least in the near future.
Russia's UN ambassador said yesterday that the priority in Syria was to avert US-led military strikes that could lead to a unsafe war between Russian Federation and the United States.
Incendiary tweets by President Trump warned "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"
The U.S. and its allies have threatened to respond militarily to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus last weekend.
As well as facing retaliations from China over his increased tariff imports, President Trump is also in the middle of a verbal battle with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
"Given that Trump was supposed to meet with Putin in his home city of St. Petersburg, we invited the new American president to visit us".
Military expert Mikhail Khodarenok argued that Russian Federation must retaliate to any USA strike, saying a failure to do so will badly dent its reputation.
After Trump's tweet, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor with a network of sources on the ground, reported that pro-government forces were emptying main airports and military air bases.
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