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

06:25  14 april  2018
06:25  14 april  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria

  Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria A European air traffic control agency alerted airlines Tuesday to monitor the situation in the eastern Mediterranean amid possible military action by Western countries against the Syrian government in the next 72 hours. Eurocontrol, a key pan-European international aviation organization, said airlines should be prepared for any possible disruption of radio navigation equipment in the event of possible air strikes against Syria, Reuters reported.

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.

In Damascus, war-weary Syrians unfazed by threat of U.S. strike

  In Damascus, war-weary Syrians unfazed by threat of U.S. strike In a residential neighborhood of Damascus, people simply don't believe their government was behind the alleged chemical attackDAMASCUS, Syria -- President Trump may punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack that was carried out against civilians in Syria. While the threat of a U.S. military strike may be on minds there, it's not showing much.

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.

Kremlin, on possible missile delivery to Syria, says Western strike soured atmosphere .
The Kremlin on Monday declined to comment on media reports that Russia planned to soon supply Syria with S-300 missile systems, but said a Western missile strike on Syria had soured the atmosphere in the region. Russia's daily Kommersant newspaper, citing unnamed military sources, reported earlier on Monday that Russia might start supplying S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria in the near future.It said experts believed that Israel would react negatively to the development and might bomb the area where the missile systems would be deployed.

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