Russian Federation 'severely condemns' attack on Syria

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The use in Syria of chemical weapons, in response to which Western countries have caused today missile attack on the country, it was staged, said in an interview with the British channel Russia's Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, reports the with reference for Today.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", Moscow's United Nations ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Thursday.

The current escalation of the situation in Syria "has a destructive effect on the whole system of global relations", the Kremlin said.

Later, speaking at the meeting, called by Russian Federation to discuss the prospect of an American strike on Syria, Haley said, "This meeting should not be about so-called 'unilateral threats, ' it should be about the multiple actions Russian Federation has taken to bring us to this point".

Following a private meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Nebenzia also told reporters that, unfortunately, military action by the western allies could not be excluded as a possibility.

Trump himself appeared on Thursday to cast doubt on at least the timing of any USA -led military action, tweeting: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

The Russian effort to preëmptively terrify the West into limiting its military operations in Syria began last month, when Valery Gerasimov, Russia's top military officer, warned that Moscow would shoot down missiles fired at Syrian territory-and, what's more, if Russian forces came under threat, would strike back by targeting launch facilities and platforms.

President Vladimir Putin has said Russian Federation will call an emergency UN Security Council meeting over the air strikes.

Speaking from the White House late Friday, US President Donald Trump said the three nations had "marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality".

"I would once again ask you, once again beseech you, to refrain from the plans that you're now developing for Syria", he said after the council failed to approve a third draft resolution on suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Western intervention in Syria would "lead to new waves of migrants to Europe".

Syria's seven-year-old civil war has pitted the United States and its allies against Russian Federation, which itself intervened in the war in 2015 to back Assad.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

"Our intelligence tells us otherwise".

And now for a view from Russian Federation, where President Vladimir Putin has called the airstrikes in Syria, quote, "an act of aggression".

It said earlier that the attacks targeted a scientific research centre in Barzeh, near Damascus, and an army depot near Homs.

The ruble fell 2 percent against the dollar in morning trading in Moscow and dropped further after Trump tweeted that missiles "will be coming".

Asked to comment on possible USA strikes, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Thursday that "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria". Meanwhile, in Britain, the cabinet agreed in principle "on the need to take action" in Syria to "deter the further use of chemical weapons", a Downing Street statement stated. Russian Federation had sat idle back then, but this time, it had threatened to retaliate.

Russian Federation has requested a United Nations meeting in NY later in the day, but this has not yet been confirmed.

USA officials suspect the Russia-backed Assad regime is behind the attack. They had been expected to start their investigation into the alleged Douma attack on Saturday.