Kremlin Spokesman Warns Against Syria Strike

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Intense political clashes were witnessed in the UN Security Council on Tuesday between Russian Federation and the USA over the recent allegations of chemical weapons used by the Syrian government forces in the battles against the rebels in Douma district of Damascus.

"We have become accustomed to such threats that aim to frighten the Syrian people", said Marwan Ghata, 66, an engineer. Next week, who knows? As reported by the state-run Tass news agency, Yevtushenko added that Syria's official flag had now been hoisted over Douma, signaling control over Eastern Ghouta.

Russian Federation said it deployed military police in Douma on Thursday after the town was taken over by government forces. Moscow warned against any strikes and threatened to retaliate. Russian Federation vetoed a USA -drafted Security Council resolution on probe of chemical weapons use in Syria on Tuesday. The World Health Organization said 500 patients showed signs of suffering from a chemical attack.

Konashenkov said Friday that Britain was "directly involved in the provocation", but didn't elaborate or provide evidence.

"Our strategy remains the same as a year ago: to drive this to a United Nations -brokered peace, but at the same time keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it", Mattis said. "Final decisions haven't been made yet on that front".

Britain's Prime Minister is likely to give the go-ahead to join the US and France in a military response. Under a 2013 agreement for which Russian Federation was a guarantor, Syria was to have eliminated all its chemical weapons, but it has used chlorine and perhaps other chemicals since then.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to to hold an emergency cabinet meeting amid speculation she will support USA action against the Syrian regime.

The US's military commitment to Syria, however, remains tiny compared to the US's involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Russian military said on March 13 that it would respond to any USA strike on Syria by targeting any missiles and launchers involved.

Macron said Thursday on French national television France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and has crossed a line that could prompt French airstrikes.

She says there have been no decisions yet on whether to strike Syria despite the president's tweet Wednesday morning threatening to fire "nice and new and 'smart!'" missiles.

But the pinpoint strike did not deter Assad and United States officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have since investigated as many as 10 suspected chemical attacks.

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"First of all, we are committed to ending that war through the Geneva process and the UN-orchestrated effort". The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town.

France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria.

The government said it is "highly likely" that Assad is responsible for the Douma attack, with ministers agreeing "it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged".

"Any possible action will only cause more instability in the region and threaten global security and peace", Syrian state TV quoted Assad as saying at a meeting with a high-level Iranian delegation in Damascus on Thursday. Syria's government denies responsibility.

"Germany will not participate militarily, but we will provide our support if the representatives in the UN Security Council. were to take steps beyond diplomatic measures", she said.

Yildirim on Friday again condemned the "heinous" the attack in Douma and said the perpetrators should "pay a price".

"That's a case that I've made going back many, many years in Parliament", Corbyn said on Wednesday.

Last year, the United States carried out strikes from two navy destroyers against a Syrian air base after another deadly toxic gas attack on a rebel-controlled area.

Russian Federation has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has helped turn the tide of war in his favor since entering the conflict in September 2015.

In March, Russia's General Staff said that rebels were planning a "provocation" in Eastern Ghouta with women and children set to play victims of a chemical attack.

The two leaders also said there was a need "to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", as they pledged to work together on the global response to the suspected chemical weapons attack. Trump said, referring Moscow's alliance with Assad.

But Mr Lavrov failed to mention the country he alleges is spearheading a Russo-phobic campaign with the "fabrication". He didn't elaborate or name the state. US officials have been consulting with France, Britain and other allies on a possible joint military operation, but the timing remained in doubt Wednesday.

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