World Russia warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

06:25  14 april  2018
06:25  14 april  2018 Source:   CNBC

Netanyahu praises US strikes in Syria, warns about Iran

  Netanyahu praises US strikes in Syria, warns about Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coupled praise for U.S.-led strikes on Syrian targets on Saturday with a warning that Iran's presence there further endangers Syria. U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes overnight in response to an alleged poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week. U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until Assad’s government stopped its use of chemical weapons.

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT: Russia warned on Friday that US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences , as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.

Russia warned on Friday that U . S . cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences , as Trump has frequently urged improved relations with Russia , strained under Obama over Syria , Ukraine and other issues, but he said action had to be taken against Assad.

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  • Russia's ambassador to the U.S. warned there would be "consequences" for the strike on Syria, and that a "pre-designed scenario" was underway.
  • In ordering strikes on Syria, President Donald Trump called out both Iran and Russia for their support of Bashar Assad's government.

Russia on Friday night warned of unspecified "consequences" against a U.S.-led coalition that struck Syria, stoking fears the conflict could escalate.

President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left dozens of citizens dead.

Schumer says Trump strikes 'appropriate,' warns against greater involvement in Syria

  Schumer says Trump strikes 'appropriate,' warns against greater involvement in Syria Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that President Trump's decision to mount a military strike on Syria was "appropriate," but warned against deepening the United States' involvement in the wartorn country."A pinpointed, limited action to punish and hopefully deter Assad from doing this again is appropriate, but the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in Syr ia," Schumer said in a statement.Schumer's comments came shortly after Trump announced that the U.S.

Russia warns of ‘military clashes’ following US air strikes on Syria . Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stern warning about the “inevitable negative consequences ” that will follow US air strikes on Syria and said it’s “regrettable” US relations have been damaged.

Russia warned on Friday that U . S . cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences , as Trump has frequently urged improved relations with Russia , strained under Obama over Syria , Ukraine and other issues, but he said action had to be taken against Assad.

Russia, which has backed the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has joined Damascus in denying an attack even took place — even though U.S. authorities have declared it did with near certainty.

In a statement released on Twitter, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said the country was being "threatened," and warned reprisals could follow. 

Trump has singled out Russian Vladimir Putin for his support of Assad, as well as Iran. In his speech announcing military action in Syria, Trump pointedly asked: "What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?"

Since 2011, the Assad government has been locked in a deadly and protracted conflict with resistance fighters, and elements of ISIS, and has been backed by Russian forces.

Russian officials warn of 'consequences' after US-led airstrikes on Syria .
Russian officials on Friday warned of “consequences” after President Trump announced his approval of U.S.-led military strikes in Syria against the Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad. Immediately following Trump’s address to the nation, loud explosions and thick smoke were reported in the Syrian capital city, Damascus.“The worst apprehensions have come true,” Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., wrote in a tweet. “Our warnings have been left unheard.“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,” Antonov said. “Again, we are being threatened.

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