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Russia Warned US of 'Grave Repercussions' if Syria Attacked

Russia Warned US of 'Grave Repercussions' if Syria Attacked

US President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, April 9, 2018.

The United States is weighing a multinational military response to the suspected Syrian poison gas attack as experts listed several key facilities that could be viable targets. A group that monitors Syria's civil war said the airstrikes killed 14 people, including Iranians active in Syria. "The Foreign Secretary and Acting Secretary of State agreed that, based on current media reports and reports from those on the ground, this attack bore hallmarks of previous chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime", the spokesperson said.

Following the reports of the chemical's release, Russian Federation and the Syrian military said Israel fired missiles at a major air base - known as T4 - in central Syria, killing 14 people including three Iranians.

The Russian army had earlier accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon before dawn on Monday.

"We tried to send people to the area to rescue the injured, but even the rescue workers began suffocating", said Mohamed Samer, a medical worker in Douma.

On Sunday, Trump, who had sought warmer relations with Russian Federation, criticised Putin by name on Twitter as he castigated Russian Federation and Iran for backing "Animal Assad".

The attack comes nearly exactly a year after a chemical atrocity in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens of people. At the time, Russian Federation said the poison gas was released when Syrian warplanes bombed a facility where rebels were making chemical weapons. Their discussion followed Mr Johnson's conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian this morning.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., said he was working to further understand the details of the latest alleged chemical attack, and also pointed out that Assad is not supposed to have chemical weapons under the 2013 deal. They all had difficulty breathing, foaming at the mouth and burning eyes.

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Trump spoke to France's President Emmanuel Macron for the second time in two days over the alleged attacks, with the pair expressing a "desire for a firm response from the worldwide community to these new violations of the chemical weapons ban", according to the Elysee Palace.

The president already tweeted a response to the ghastly attack, calling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an "animal". A United Nations investigation confirms the use of sarin gas delivered by rockets. Choking for breath. I could hold up pictures of first responders.

"I have said in the past and I will say it again: What is happening in Syria is genocide of women and children in its cruelest form, using weapons of mass destruction", he said in a statement.

Assad's military allegedly used chemical weapons this weekend to clear a rebel-held territory in Douma, just outside the capital of Damascus.

The United States put forward a draft resolution to the Security Council following alleged toxic gas use in the rebel-held town of Douma that killed at least 40 people.

The organization, also known as the White Helmets, and the Syrian American Medical Society, a medical relief organization, did not identify the substance used but said survivors treated at clinics smelled strongly of chlorine.

It comes a year after 90 civilians were killed with a sarin nerve agent at Khan Sheikhoun.

Nebenzia, reflecting earlier warnings from President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin, said: "From what we hear now, I am afraid they are looking for a military option, which is very, very risky".


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