Russian Federation warns of war over Syria strikes

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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, left, and Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Llorenty speak to reporters in after Security Council consultations of the situation in Syria, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at UN.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley did not mince words about Russian Federation during a heated emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday.

The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said.

Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisDems want Mattis to reveal experts behind Pentagon transgender policy Withdrawal from Syria would be unusual bright spot for American foreign policy Trump thanks California governor for sending troops to border: "Good job" MORE said this week that the USA was looking for evidence as the Trump administration weighs its response.

Depending on the strength of the strikes, Bashar al-Assad's regime could be deterred from resorting to chemical weapons in the future.

Mattis said that although the United States has no hard proof, he believes the Syrian government was responsible for Saturday's attack. Monday was the first day on the job for Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against Syria.

The statements came as the US, United Kingdom and France reportedly consider responses to the attack, which Westerm leaders believe was ordered by the Syrian government.

The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals. "Eastern Ghouta was the main source of. terrorists who from there spread throughout Syria". The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said 14 people were killed in that attack. "But on a strategic level, it's [about] how do we keep this from escalating out of control", Mattis said. A truce collapsed last week and the Syrian government pressed ahead with its military offensive.

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There has been increasing controversy over whether the global community should get involved in increasing violence in Syria, which recently culminated in a suspected deadly gas attack.

Amid conflicting tweets about the timing of any retaliation, President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all".

President Trump has emerged from a meeting with his national security team without a "final decision" on how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

In London, May's cabinet agreed in an emergency meeting "on the need to take action" against the Syrian regime.

"The conditions do not point to a total war happening. unless Trump and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu completely lose their minds", he said.
At Nabil Nafiseh, one of Damascus's most famous candies shops, men, women and children sat outdoors enjoying the evening breeze and nibbling on Arab candies.

He said he has seen refugees from Asia to Europe, Kosovo to Africa but has never seen refugees as "traumatised as coming out of Syria". He's often said he doesn't like to broadcast in advance what he would do, in terms of military strikes.

Rafah al-Okda, a 21-year-old nursing student at Damascus University, said she had not changed her routine following the threats.

Mr. Trump canceled a planned trip to Latin America later this week in order to oversee an American response to Syria, according to a White House statement. That then deterred the USA administration of Barack Obama from similar action.

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