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Direct clash between US, Russia in Syria unlikely

15 Avril 2018

However, other channels, even those that are agreed to be used, are sometimes not used, because the USA side tends to "refuse to meet at the last moment without explaining the reasons", he said.

The Russian government will compile a list of USA nationals who will be forbidden to enter Russia, within the framework of a draft law on new sanctions, leader of the Russian LDPR party Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Friday.

She added: "It's some of the worst piece of fake news we've yet seen from the Russian Federation propaganda machine".

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday slammed the United States and its allies for carrying out a military strike on Syria, saying that Washington was "increasingly exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria" as he called for an immediate UN Security Council meeting to discuss the "aggressive action".

After the USA warmongering rhetoric against Syria and its allies, Russian Federation warned the US of striking Syria.

The UN Security Council on Saturday rejected Russian resolution condemning joint airstrikes by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom on Syria.

Senior Russian figures, including the head of the military, warned that U.S. missiles will be shot down and their launch sites targeted if Russian personnel come under threat, the report said.

Trump warned on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to the Douma incident.

"If there is a strike by the Americans", Zasypkin said, "the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired".

Trump's tweets were more belligerent - he told Russia "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" - and declared that USA relations with Russia have plunged to a historic low.

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are expected to arrive in Syria over the weekend to investigate the reported attack, following an invitation from Damascus. She would not seek approval from Parliament, the BBC said, despite calls from the opposition Labour Party for parliament to be given a say.

There was no direct word from Russian President Vladimir Putin on the crisis, though he discussed the situation with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone on Thursday, Interfax news agency said.

As the New York Times put it, "Trump's Twitter warning, along with the delay in acting, has given the Syrians as well as their Russian and Iranian allies days to prepare".

Turkey welcomed the air strikes targeting the Assad regime as an "appropriate reaction" in retaliation for the suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead. He spoke during a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to the supreme leader of ally Iran.

The scheduled United Nations debate comes after U.S. #The United States - along with the UK and France - have already formed an alliance and are considering military action in Syria.

Russian Federation continues to dispute that the attack took place at all.

But May also said the strikes were not about "regime change".

"The victory of Syria will change the map of the region and the world", she said, adding that Israel is feverishly trying to prolong the Syrian war "because it would be the biggest loser".

US Navy destroyers have already attacked Syria in April 2017 with 59 cruise missiles destroying a handful of Syrian planes.

Syrians with flags in support of Bashar al Assad, on Umayyad Square in Damascus, April 14, 2018.

Direct clash between US, Russia in Syria unlikely