United Kingdom involved in Syrian gas attack 'provocation — Russia's military

President Trump Comments On Syria During Cabinet Meeting

On Thursday he met with his National Security Council and spoke by phone with the top leaders of Britain and France, who have indicated they want to punish Syria.

Deliberations by the USA and its allies are still unfolding several days after a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government against a rebel-held area killed more than 50 civilians and prompted calls for a forceful global response.

Russia, a Syrian military ally, has called for restraint, saying there was no evidence that the Syrian government used a banned chemical agent in Douma.

More Jaish al-Islam fighters and civilians left the Syrian town of Douma on Friday, state media said, a day before global chemical weapons specialists are due to enter the enclave to investigate last Saturday's suspected attack.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said Syria's use of chemical weapons should not be tolerated.

"We hope that there will be no point of return - that the USA and their allies will refrain from military action against a sovereign state", Nebenzia told reporters late on Thursday.

Trump has slammed Russian Federation for its partnership with "Gas Killing Animal" Assad, spurring concerns that a US strike could lead to a conflict with Russian Federation, which has major military facilities at Tartus and Khmeimim and works cheek-by-jowl with Syria forces that could be targeted.

"Our strategy remains the same as a year ago: To drive this to a UN-brokered peace".

The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said.

In a reference to the US, he said that it "it would only benefit those who are protected by the ocean and expect to sit there and engage in continuous efforts to stir up the region in order to advance their geopolitical goals".

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever".

With Trump sticking to the warpath, a clash seems inevitable as Moscow has blocked all diplomatic efforts at the United Nations and French President Emmanuel Macron says he has proof Syria used chemical weapons against its own people. Western officials say the Assad regime has become quite skilled at knowing when and how to use these weapons, in ways that do not trigger widespread outrage.

The country said it is "highly likely" chemical weapons were used and ministers agreed action was necessary to "deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", but the shape that any military involvement by the United Kingdom would take was not specified.

The World Health Organization said about 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following the Douma attack.

He said that "intelligence agencies of a state that is now striving to spearhead a Russo-phobic campaign were involved in that fabrication".

A team of inspectors from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog is travelling to Syria to begin an investigation into the suspected chemical weapons attack.

Trump allowed his revulsion at the very bad pictures of dead children, allegedly gassed, to impel him to threaten military action nearly certain to result in more dead children.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, often a more cautious voice than Trump s, pointed towards a U.S. response Thursday when he told lawmakers that "some things are simply inexcusable".

Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a USA strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress.

What can possibly be achieved by more bombing? "We need to know where that's going, what the goal of it is before we take that act". Whenever we propose anything meaningful on Syria, Russia vetoes it.

Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has called on the United States and other Western countries looking at a possible strike on Syria to think twice and stop driving the world to a red line.

Related News:

  • Worldwide  military action against Syria awaits Trump decision

    Worldwide military action against Syria awaits Trump decision

    She said USA officials are "continuing to assess intelligence" and are "engaged in conversations with our partners and allies". The New York Times noted that the White House is mulling a more "robust" strategy that may include an escalation of force.
    Statewide tornado drill for Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Statewide tornado drill for Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Highs will reach the low 80s around Topeka with lower temps to the far northwest where the front will pass earlier in the day. Dryline is moving a little slower than anticipated, so DFW now has a little better chance of seeing some storms this PM/eve.
    Watchdog confirms Skripal poisoned with nerve agent

    Watchdog confirms Skripal poisoned with nerve agent

    The incident has drawn comparisons to the 2006 death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko after drinking radioactive tea. Before the exchange, he had been serving a 13-year prison term for leaking information to the British intelligence.
  • Stock is Neither Hold nor sell: Wells Fargo & Company

    Stock is Neither Hold nor sell: Wells Fargo & Company

    This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.07% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
    Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy To Become Next House Speaker

    Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy To Become Next House Speaker

    He his support behind his current deputy, House Republican leader McCarthy of California, to take over as House speaker. While Ryan may prefer McCarthy take over as speaker, several wild cards could derail the coronation.
    Princess Anne visits her father Prince Philip in hospital

    Princess Anne visits her father Prince Philip in hospital

    An update the following day said he had undergone a "successful" hip operation and was recovering well. On May 19, they will celebrate the wedding of their grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St.
  • Supreme Court to hear plea on allocation of sensitive cases

    Supreme Court to hear plea on allocation of sensitive cases

    The bench also referred to its very recent verdicts, saying it has already held that the Chief Justice is the "master of roster". But before Bhushan's plea could come up in court, a CJI-led bench agreed to hear a similar plea and ruled on it within a day.
    A new BioShock game from 2K is reportedly in the works

    A new BioShock game from 2K is reportedly in the works

    Some went to other game companies; others moved to the top-secret studio next door to work on an unannounced new BioShock game. In the midst of the conversation, the report drops an exciting detail: an unannounced BioShock game is now underway.
    Pompeo: US airstrikes in February killed 'a couple hundred Russians'

    Pompeo: US airstrikes in February killed 'a couple hundred Russians'

    He also vowed to continue "to take real actions to push back, to reset the deterrence relationship with respect to Russian Federation ".
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2's Next Update Lets You Play As An Ewok

    Star Wars Battlefront 2's Next Update Lets You Play As An Ewok

    As well as bringing back microtransactions, the Endor update will also introduce a brand new multiplayer mode called Ewok Hunt . Thankfully, Crystals can now only be spent on cosmetic "Appearances" - they can no longer be used to get weapons or Star Cards.
    Lue plans to use 10-man rotation for Cavs in playoffs

    Lue plans to use 10-man rotation for Cavs in playoffs

    The Indiana Pacers look to make an early statement in this series after being one of the bigger surprises in the season already. The Cavaliers have had a roller coaster of a season and have settled into the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference .
    Premier League clubs vote against VAR

    Premier League clubs vote against VAR

    VAR will not be introduced to the Premier League next season after the clubs agreed on Friday that more testing is required. The Premier league clubs approved for the test run to be continued using the FA cup and the Carabao cup within the season.


Most liked

Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished
The former friend said authorities told her the children had been interviewed and were likely coached in their responses. Jen and Sarah Hart, both originally from South Dakota, were the adoptive mothers of their six children from Texas.

Travis d'Arnaud: Set for Tommy John surgery
BC-BBN-Mets-Plawecki, 1st Ld-Writethru, 187Mets C Plawecki has broken hand; d'Arnaud elbow surgeryAP Photo FLLS111Eds: APNewsNow. D'Arnaud went on the disabled list Wednesday for the fifth consecutive year and was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.

Video of cop's bravery during YouTube HQ shooting goes viral
Video captured from a bystander that shows an officer's response to the shooting at YouTube's headquarters has gone viral. Aghdam also told police she was in Mountain View because she had not been getting along with her family in San Diego.

The Fortis Healthcare saga continues...here's how it has unfolded so far
IHH Healthcare is offering to pay ~Rs160 per share as per media sources (no announcement from Fortis Healthcare). The scheme is expected to increase patient numbers at private hospitals such as those run by Manipal and Fortis.

Google 'Right to Be Forgotten' Case Lost, Must Delist Man's Crime
He similarly petitioned Google to remove search results about a crime he had committed, for which he served four years in jail. But the move has sparked concerns about news stories and other previously public information being hidden.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for severe storm threat Saturday
The Live 5 First Alert Weather team is declaring Sunday a First Alert Weather Day because of the possibility of severe weather. Forecasters say the metro area could get 2 to 4 inches of rain, with higher amounts possible in isolated areas.

Russian Federation 'trained spy units to use CHEMICAL weapons on United Kingdom streets'
Sedwill's letter also says that Britain has evidence that Russian security services have been monitoring the Skripal family.

Sea of Thieves First Content Update Dated For May
The third content drop, Forsaken Shores , will come later in the summer and introduce a new area for players to explore. Everything introduced as part of the timed event will remain as part of Sea of Thieves once the timed event ends.

Volkswagen names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul
He has also previously been vocal about his desire to increase the number of female managers at the company. Porsche sports auto division head Oliver Blume was promoted to the top management body of the entire group.

Police called to hospital protest for terminally ill boy Alfie Evans
The couple have already lost legal fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. He said details of that plan could not be revealed because Alfie was entitled to privacy at the end of his life.

Woman adopts baby from woman she met on plane
Nearly two years later, Snipes and Phipps remain close and talk daily - Snipes even moved an hour away so she could visit Vaughn. According to Phalatse, the mother and the babies were in good health, following her visit this week Wednesday.

Markets rise on hopes of US-China trade deal
He added that he doesn't blame China, but American leaders for creating a "lopsided" set of trade rules. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.47, or 2.3 percent, to $64.89 a barrel in NY .

Seahawks sign ex-Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski
The Seahawks also signed Jason Myers in the offseason, but Janikowski will likely have the advantage going into training camp. Janikowski was the No. 17 overall pick in the 2000 draft, and has played his entire career with the Raiders.

Semenya wins 800m gold at Commonwealth Games
The night's last event, the women's 100-meter hurdles, was expected to be Australia's moment. It was a great fight - Danniel deserved to win. "She's young, she's strong, she's in shape".

Victor of $533 million Mega Millions jackpot to be revealed
You can do a lot of good for yourself, for those around you", Krass said earlier this month. Richard Wahl, 47, has been announced as the victor of the Mega Millions lottery .