Russian Federation condemns attack on Syria

Guterres: Situation in the Middle East threatens international peace and security

Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday that the majority of missiles fired during the overnight attack on Syria by U.S., British and French forces were intercepted by Syrian government air defence systems, TASS news agency reported.

Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the USA and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington". "We warned that such actions will not remain without consequences", the report said.

"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.

Following the USA -led strikes, however, "we consider it possible to return to examination of this issue not only in regard to Syria but to other countries as well", Rudskoi said.

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Konashenkov said Friday that Britain was "directly involved in the provocation", but didn't elaborate or provide evidence. On Friday, Russia's ambassador to the United States , Anatoly Antonov, warned of "consequences" after the allied attacks.

In remarks made on her official social media account, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said: "Those behind it lay claim to moral leadership in this world and declare their exclusiveness and uniqueness". "You need to be really exceptional to shell Syria's capital at the moment when it had gained a chance of a peaceful future".

M - Damascus' allies have condemned US President Donald Trump for ordering air attacks in Syria "on targets associated with chemical weapons capabilities" in collaboration with the United Kingdom and France, Al Jazeerareported.

The joint operation came one week after a suspected chemical attack outside Damascus left more than 40 people dead. Russian Federation and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

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