Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos, say agencies

A British Tornado fighter-bomber prepares to play its part in the massive attack

Assad also declined to comment on calls by the USA state department to declare alleged Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons, Zheleznyak said. The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used.

Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone to discuss the Syria situation- Reuters picMOSCOW, April 15 - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani today that further Western missile strikes on Syria would lead to chaos in global relations, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying. "That's why you saw him expel sixty Russian spies after the attack in Salisbury".

The U.S. has vowed to also squeeze Syria's allies Russian Federation and Iran. We were not looking for war. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it", she told CBS News on Sunday. The attack last week killed dozens of people including children.

The bombings, hailed by US President Donald Trump as a success but denounced by Damascus and its allies as an act of aggression, marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russian Federation, whose foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called them "unacceptable and lawless".

Earlier, US President Donald Trump stated that he wants to get US troops out of Syria relatively soon, but that they would have to stay a little longer to helpfully defeat the Daesh terrorist group there. I support President Trump's limited action to target chemical weapons facilities and hold this brutal regime accountable. "President Trump is not a king".

"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria", Macron said, according to AFP.

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"It's very, very clear Congress has the power to declare war and only Congress", said Kaine (D-Va.).

Capt. Adulsalam Abdulrazek, a former officer in Syria's chemical program, said the overnight strikes probably hit "parts of, but not the heart" of the operation. He added that the Congress must have a full role in reviewing and approving the strategy.

Air missile fire is seen over Damascus after a US attack on Syria on April 14. A Syrian government source told Russian reporters that OPCW experts were planning to start their activities in the Syrian area of Eastern Ghouta, where a chemical attack allegedly took place.

"We are confident in our own assessment that the Syrian regime was highly likely responsible for this attack and that its persistent pattern of behaviour meant that it was highly likely to continue using chemical weapons", she will say.

The Kremlin said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone and agreed that the Western airstrikes were an "illegal action. adversely impacting prospects for political settlement in Syria".

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