Russian Federation will down United States missiles fired at Syria

Bryan Strickland
April 12, 2018

"Any confirmed use of chemical weapons, by any party to the conflict and under any circumstances, is abhorrent and a clear violation of global law", Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

"I think as more time is going on, that window is closing for some kind of response that's going to make any difference on the ground", Lyons said, noting that it still needs to be proven if it was a chemical attack.

The OPCW has said the team of experts will deploy to Syria shortly.

US Vice-President Mike Pence will travel in President Trump's place for the Latin America trip, which begins in Peru for the Summit of the Americas.

Russian Federation first vetoed a US-drafted text to create a mechanism that would have the authority to assign blame for chemical attacks in the war-torn country.

The Foreign Secretary said: "Hugely disappointing that Russian Federation vetoed the proposal at the United Nations for an independent investigation into Syrian chemical attacks".

In anticipation for a potential strike, Syria's military forces across the country were also simultaneously mobilising, according to a war monitor.

Trump said: "We have a lot of options militarily".

"Chemical weapons have once again been used on Syrian men, women and children", Haley said at Monday's meeting to discuss what appeared to be a chemical attack on Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria, on Saturday that left 49 people dead and scores injured. However, he believes that those seeking to topple the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar Assad would not wait for the results of the investigation, claiming they are instead seeking to launch a strike.

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May is not required by law to seek parliamentary approval for offensive military action, but recent interventions in Libya and Iraq have been put to a vote.

The United States is looking to the UK and France for support as it finalises its response to the assault on the rebel-held town of Douma.

Donald Trump has warned military action is imminent in Syria, declaring missiles "will be coming".

Parts of Douma have been evacuated after opposition activists say the Assad regime used chemical weapons.

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Washington has been coordinating closely with Paris, which said on Tuesday it would retaliate against Assad if evidence emerged the Syrian leader had crossed a "red line" by using toxic gas in Douma.

Neither the death toll nor what exactly occurred can be verified as the area is blocked off, with access denied.

Moscow said it was also planning to propose its own "transparent and honest" probe with the OPCW's involvement at the meeting.

In April a year ago, the U.S. attacked a Syrian air base with cruise missiles after concluding that the government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians.

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