Syria on brink of war as US threatens military action

12 April, 2018, 07:23 | Author: Clint Gray
  • Children in the Syrian town of Douma receiving emergency treatment following a toxic gas attack

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived at the White House hours after a Russian official said USA missiles headed toward Syria would be shot down and Trump responded with a tweeted taunt.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna, reporting from the United Nations headquarters in NY, said that this was "the 12th Russian veto in relation to events in Syria since the beginning of the war in Syria". Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"Trump tweeted Wednesday morning".

"You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Washington has promised "forceful" response to Saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 40 people in Douma, Syria. Mr Trump also discussed the incident with French President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday, and both leaders expressed a desire for a "firm response", the Elysee Palace said.

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Russian Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin said he was referring to a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian armed forces chief of staff.

"The United States is convinced and knows that some sort of a chemical weapon was used", spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters when asked whether the USA will wait for an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Russian Federation is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally.

Earlier Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong said if Russian Federation had no involvement in the attack it should welcome an investigation.

After vetoing the first draft resolution presented by the United States, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya votes in favor a second draft resolution presented by Russia for an independent investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday.

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As Western leaders considered next steps, President Trump canceled a trip to South America planned later in the week, in order to oversee the U.S. response to Syria.

Mr. Trump told reporters on Monday during a Cabinet meeting that the administration would be making a "major" decision on Syria within the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Eurocontrol airspace organization said that the European Aviation Safety Agency had sent a "Rapid Alert Notification" that flight operations needed to consider the possibility of air or missile strikes into Syria.

"We have reached the moment when the world must see justice done", she said.

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Potentially looking to head off Western military strikes, Syria's foreign ministry said it had invited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to visit the site of the alleged attack.

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