Russia Reportedly Blames UK For 'Staging' Chemical Attack in Syria

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump agreed on the need to deter chemical weapon use in Syria.

"Among the rare earth metals that Russian Federation supplies to the United States is titanium, which is necessary for the technological cycle of production of Boeing", Ryabukhin told RIA Novosti.

Haley continued to say that the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, which is led by Bashar al-Assad, constitutes "one of the most blatant and grotesque violations of worldwide law in the world today".

Mr Turnbull called out Russian Federation, who he said must not obstruct UN Security Council responses to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Turkey welcomed the air strikes targeting the Assad regime as an "appropriate reaction" in retaliation for the suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead.

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France says it will decide in the coming days whether to launch a military strike over a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Activists, rescue workers and medics say dozens of people died in the formerly rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday.

There was no word from Putin himself, though Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was in contact with Washington to discuss an atmosphere which he described as alarming.

"Any use of chemical weapons is abhorrent".

"Those three countries - the US, Britain and France - if they think they can attack us and attack our sovereignty, at the time, we would have no other choice except applying Article 51 of the charter that gives us the right to defend ourselves, the legitimate right to defend ourselves", Jaafari said.

The US warned Russia ahead of the overnight strikes on Syria, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said, adding that the military action was not "about the conflict between superpowers".

Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday that Western strikes on Syria came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future".

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Syrian air defenses responded to the joint strikes by the US, France and Britain. She said of the alleged chemical attack that "Russia can complain all it wants about fake news, but no one is buying its lies and its cover-ups". "We can not take such risks", he said at a forum. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims.

This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on attending the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and that France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted". That cautious response may dent the Russian leader's tough-man image but it won't undermine his gains in Syria or erode his authority at home.

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