Syria, Russia and Iran condemn tripartite attack on Damascus

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Russia's ambassador to the United States on Friday warned that there would be consequences for the US-led military strikes on Syria, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president.

"In the past year and a half Russian Federation has fully restored Syria's air defence system and continues to further upgrade it", Rudskoi said.

Three sites were hit in Syria overnight - two in Damascus and one in Homs - all of which were linked to the storage, or alleged testing of chemical weapons.

U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with more than 100 missiles early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some Russian statements indicated that the Syrian events were a false flag and might have been done as a pretext to attack Syria. This is written in his statement, published on the facebook page of the embassy.

Russia views the military strikes against Syria as an act of aggression and a declaration of war on a sovereign state, Sherin said, according to Russian news agency Sputnik.

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"You have to be quite abnormal to attack Syria's capital just at the moment when it had a chance for a peaceful future".

In a televised address from the White House, Trump said he had ordered USA armed forces to launch "precision strikes" associated with Assad's chemical weapons capabilities.

"Again, we are being threatened".

Antov added that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president: "Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible". "We warned that such actions will not remain without consequences", the report said.

Moscow on Saturday strongly criticized the joint the US, United Kingdom and France airstrikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons in Syria.

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