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Russia calls chemical attack in Syria a ‘fabrication

Late Friday night, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., United Kingdom and France jointly launched strikes targeting the Assad regime's chemical weapons capabilities after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens outside of Damascus.

According to Interfax news agency, Russia's defence ministry also said that Syria intercepted the USA and allied attacks using Soviet-produced hardware, including the Buk missile system.

Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the U.S. and its allies "continue to put worldwide politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".

Earlier in the day, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy said that Russia might consider sale of the S-300 systems to Damascus following US-led strikes against Syria.

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Lavrov warned against US military "adventures" in the country, but signaled that Russian Federation remains open for negotiations. He vacillated the next day after being criticized for telegraphing war plans and insisted that no final decision had been made.

"The worst fears were justified: our warnings were ignored, a script prepared in advance is being put into practice, and again we are threatened". "It is our goal to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things", Haley.

"Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible", added the envoy, after President Donald Trump directly called out his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over his support for the Assad regime.

The U.S., the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to blame other countries.

"The barbaric aggression. will not affect in any way the determination and insistence of the Syrian people and their heroic armed forces", state news agency SANA cited an official source in the Syrian foreign ministry as saying.

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