Russian Federation has been involved in the Syrian conflict since 2015 and became Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main ally in the war against armed opposition groups.
"Whenever the Syrian Army achieves victory in the field, some Western countries rise their voices and intensify their movements in an attempt to change the track of events", Assadsaid. British officials said up to 75 people were killed.
Referring to the allegation of a Russian military official that there was an attack but it was staged by the White Helmets brigade component of the rebels in Syria, she said the intelligence provided "certainly paints" a different picture, and the President holds Syria and Russia responsible for the chemical weapons attack.
"Germany will not take part in possible - there have not been any decisions yet, I want to stress that - military action", Merkel said following a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Berlin. "We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon", he said.
Recently, on April 9, Trump stated that the U.S. was considering a "powerful" military response to the alleged chemical attack is Syria.
He also noted that France would decide whether to strike Syria when all the necessary information has been gathered.
There was no immediate confirmation or indication from Assad's government that Syrian troops entered Douma on Thursday.
Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told NBC News on Thursday the administration has "enough proof" of the chemical attack but was still considering its response. The US government is talking about "a response" after accusations that Damascus conducted a chemical attack in Douma based on unverified claims.
Since the alleged chemical weapons attack, Moscow has announced that Douma is "totally stabilized" and will be patrolled by Russian military police.
Asked about the chances of a doomsday scenario in which Russian and American blood will be spilled as result of the US-led military action, Zakharova said that Moscow and Washington have all the means to prevent such a showdown and its potentially disastrous consequences. Syria and Russian Federation denied the attack.
But French President Emmanuel Macron said France has proof chemical weapons, including chlorine, were used.
President Donald Trump is still weighing options for USA military action against Syria, as Western powers rallied against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus. And as recently as March 29, Trump mulled ending USA military action in Syria now that the Islamic State's presence and power there is decimated.
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