New Western Syria strikes would spark 'chaos': Putin tells Rouhani

Trump announces strike on Syria with US-led coalition after chemical weapons attack

America, Britain and France strike Syria

The two leaders "found that this illegal action seriously damaged the prospects of a political settlement in Syria", the statement said.

Putin warned that 'if such actions, carried out in violation of the United Nations Charter, are repeated, that would inevitably provoke chaos in worldwide relations, ' according to a statement from the Kremlin.

The operation was in response to a chemical weapons attack the three nations say was carried out by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which targeted civilians and killed dozens.

On Friday, the United States, Britain and France launched a series of air strikes on Syria aimed at wiping out Assad's chemical weapons capability.

She said that it is "entirely up to Assad" whether the missile attack on Syria was a one-time response to the suspected chemical attack by Syrian forces a week ago that killed more than 40 people or part of a continuing allied military effort. The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation have denied involvement in any such attack.

The bombings marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russian Federation.

Sunday morning, the president was back on Twitter defending the tweet.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said "nothing is certain" when asked whether he believed the strikes would deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons again. Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news that he had convinced Trump to focus on the chemical weapons sites.

The White House pushed back against Macron's comments about Trump's intentions for USA forces.

Russian foreign ministry official Vladimir Ermakov said Washington would want to maintain a dialogue with Moscow about strategic stability after the raids, Russian media reported.

"One again, just like a year ago when the USA attacked Shayrat Airbase in Syria, a staged chemical attack against civilians was used as a pretext, this time in Douma, a Damascus suburb".

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The global team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for OPCW's findings before attacking.

Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside the hotel where the meeting took place.

New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos" in worldwide relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday.

Sanders said the United States and coalition forces "went out to destroy critical chemical weapons infrastructure in Syria, and they did exactly that".

Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him.

Assad told his visitors that the U.S., Britain and France, which carried out the strikes, had waged a campaign of "lies and misinformation" against Russian Federation and Syria. McKenzie said there had been "no coordination, no agreement with the Russians" before the strikes.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said the USA military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies and inflame the region.

"We of course know that our work in Syria is not done", Haley said.

Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend.

France, the United States and Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council late Saturday that aims to establish an independent inquiry into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The mechanism would look at cases where the OPCW fact-finding mission has established chemical weapons were used or likely used.

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