Russian Official Claims Chemical Attack In Syria Was 'Staged'

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru during a leadership forum on cyber security held in Nairobi on May 16th 2017 FAITH MUTEGI

"But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree", Haley told the U.N. Security Council.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", Moscow's United Nations ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Thursday.

“The current escalation of the situation around Syria is destructive for the entire system of worldwide relations, ” Putin said.

SIMON: What else has Mr. Putin said about these strikes?

Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks in like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, the U.S. and Britain warned Monday.

The White House says it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies on how to respond.

The Kremlin also said on Monday that British allegations that chemical weapons inspectors were not being allowed access to Douma were groundless, adding Russian Federation has consistently supported an investigation into the suspected gas attack. Could military action from Washington and its allies trigger an armed confrontation with Putin's Russian Federation, a resentful nuclear-armed foe? On Wednesday, Virginia State Senator Richard H. Black (R-Loudon) stood on the floor of the state Senate and gave a speech defending Assad and alleging that the chemical attack last weekend was a hoax. Russian strikes on United States missile platforms were never a realistic option, despite rhetoric to the contrary coming from the Russian ambassador to Tunisia, who probably thought his remarks were a good career move (Moskovsky Komsomolets, April 11).

U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed the attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there wasn't "much of a doubt" he was behind the strike.

Douma and the sprawling Eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, had been under rebel control since 2012 and was a thorn in the side of Mr Al Assad, threatening his seat of power with missiles and potential advances for years.

According to Aljazeera, the organisation has deployed fact-finding teams. The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.

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The Violations Documentation Center (VDC), which records alleged violations of global law in Syria, said bodies were found with foam at the mouth, discoloured skin and burns to the eyes.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the strikes were a "one-time shot" and that no additional airstrikes were now planned.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hayley, told the network: "We definitely have enough proof, but now we just have to be thoughtful in our action".

Volunteer first responders and activists claimed a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, which drew worldwide outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. The ministry additionally pointed to previous alleged use of chemicals by the rebels in fighting with Syrian government troops. "The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep", he said.

What has Trump said about the attack? At the Security Council on Friday, the Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the West was interested only in overthrowing the Syrian government and urged the US, French and British leaders to refrain from military action.

Mr Trump, who has cancelled a planned trip overseas, has been canvassing support for strikes from the leaders of France and the UK.

Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and cruise missiles could be used within that period and there could be intermittent disruptions of radio navigation equipment. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" We have to make some further decisions. "The desire for a meeting still stands, as the president believes a better relationship with Russian Federation is in our mutual interest".

OPCW inspectors were visiting sites in Douma on Monday where they were aiming to collect samples, interview witnesses and document evidence to determine whether banned toxic munitions were used.

Konstantin Gaaze, a liberal independent analyst here, said Friday that Putin still hopes to negotiate a new start to U.S.

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