Russian Federation responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths - UK


Indeed, the dozens of cruise missiles launched from two US Navy ships reportedly did little to hamper Syria's air operations, as Syrian forces took off from the targeted airfield hours later.

"I would hope that this very human response that we have apparently seen is extended to all the victims of this conflict, not only those who have been murdered by the most horrific weapons that anyone can imagine, but all of those fleeing violence who were affected by the conflict", he said.

"According to Russian means of objective control, only 23 missiles have reached the Syrian airbase".

France and Germany: In a joint statement, the leaders of France and Germany said Assad "alone carries responsibility for this development", because "his repeated use of chemical weapons and his crimes against his own population had to be sanctioned".

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed earlier in the week that Syrian jets had actually struck a rebel-controlled location where chemical weapons were being stored, but also admitted there is "no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons" in the past. But that's not how it was being talked about today. He visited the town shortly after Tuesday's attack.

Hussein spoke to NPR after attending Friday prayers. They were referring to the 2003 USA -led invasion of Iraq after Washington accused Saddam Hussein of hiding weapons of mass destruction - a belief that later turned out to be incorrect. "They were strikes that were not fruitful - because today, Russian Federation is still killing [Syrian] civilians".

The US strikes "aim at slowing the victories of the Syrian army and its allies, and reinforcing terrorist groups", they said in a statement.

Tillerson insisted he had no concerns about possible Russian retaliation after the U.S. attack on the airbase. Meanwhile, Western allies backed the USA move.

Moscow considers the USA missile strike as an "aggression against a sovereign state" under a far-fetched pretext, saying it violates global law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday. She runs a woman's center in the rebel-held northwest, which recently cancelled its programming due to an uptick in airstrikes that received little worldwide attention.

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USA officials said the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off from the site.

She also said it was time to press on with diplomatic efforts to achieve a political solution to end the war.

Jundi felt relieved that the Shayrat airport, from where Syrian planes took off to attack Khan Shaykhun, has been damaged. But she's also upset over yet more destruction.

"Both sides noted the inadmissibility of aggressive USA actions against a sovereign state in violation of worldwide law", the statement said.

As the administration and its provisional band of interventionist boosters pointed out Friday morning, the previous night's missile strike was largely symbolic, a limited and proportional affair created to send Assad-and the world-a message. "But unfortunately, this is the point we've reached".

Syria decried a U.S.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Both Russia and Syria claim rebel groups were responsible for Tuesday's chemical attack, and the Russians quickly condemned the US missile strike. On that day, the ministry said, the Syrian air force bombarded shops, where the militants produced ammunition with poisonous substances, that were supplied to Iraq and used in Aleppo.

Here's a look at the messages of support that were sent to the U.S. The government refers to all those fighting against it as terrorists.