What to Know About the US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

What to Know About the US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

"I can guarantee that Russian Federation has not tampered with the site", Lavrov told the BBC on Monday.

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking global efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.

Assad's recent attack and today's response are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise.

Pentagon officials on Saturday said they "assessed" that there were probably both chemical and nerve agents in the targets USA forces hit with missile strikes, but added that they had "successfully mitigated" against this in the way they attacked them. "There is practically no basis of trust any more", he told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Both Russia and the Syrian government have welcomed the OPCW mission. That's after Syrian and Russian authorities prevented them from going to the scene Monday. In a statement, she said: "The U.S. mission has not changed - the President has been clear that he wants U.S. forces to come home as quickly as possible".

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The timing chosen for this escalation, on the eve of important Arab events, and the absence of the usual appropriate consultations, may raise questions, misunderstanding and indignation, the source said.

Military strikes hit three targets: a warfare technology center and two chemical weapons facilities.

The Russian military said last week its officers in Douma found no evidence to support reports of a gas attack.

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The Kremlin said on Tuesday in a read-out of the phone call between Putin and Merkel that the prospect for peace talks for Syria were damaged by the airstrikes, which were carried out in retaliation for the reported poison gas attack on a rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus. "China advocates a comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation into the suspected use of chemical weapons so as to reach a reliable conclusion that could withstand the test of time and facts", Hua said.

The initial reports of a missile strike were reported by Syrian state TV and the government-run Syrian Central Media, but not by the official news agency SANA on its website.

Putin, the Kremlin added, stressed that if "such actions, carried out in violation of the UN Charter, continue, it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations".

Monday saw Theresa May face MPs for the first time since the military action on Saturday, which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described as "legally questionable".

The assessment notes eight chlorine attacks ahead of the "major attack" on Douma and 44 allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria over the past year.

Mrs May defended her decision during the 165-minute session, stressing Russian Federation should not be able to have an effective veto over United Kingdom foreign policy by consistently blocking action against the Syrian regime at the UN Security Council.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a decision on new economic sanctions against Russian Federation will be made "in the near future".

"We're here to celebrate the victory of the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta and to send a message to Trump and his allies that they failed", Assad supporter Naila Badr said, her hair wrapped in a white headscarf.

"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria under no circumstances", Mr. Trump said Friday night.

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