Syria, Russia and Iran condemn tripartite attack on Damascus

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    Putin and Rouhani have warned that there would be consequences for the attacks on Syria [File: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA]

    Damascus’ allies have condemned US President Donald Trump for ordering air attacks in Syria “on targets associated with chemical weapons capabilities” in collaboration with the UK and France.

    Russia’s ambassador to the US warned that there would be consequences for the attacks early on Saturday, which came in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend.

    “A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,” Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Twitter.

    “Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

    Antov added that it was not acceptable to insult Russia’s president: “Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.”

    “The US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”

    Iran also warned of “regional consequences” following the attacks.

    “The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack… and are responsible for the regional consequences,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel.

    A senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said the Syrian government absorbed the attacks, adding that the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia.

    “We had an early warning of the strike from the Russians … and all military bases were evacuated a few days ago,” the official said.

    Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official added.

    “We are carrying out an assessment of the material damages,” the official added.

    Al-Assad has been backed in the seven-year-long Syrian war by Russia, Iran, and Iran-backed groups, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

    Explosions were reportedly heard in Damascus, Homs and elsewhere in Syria.

    View the original article: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/syria-russia-iran-condemn-tripartite-attack-damascus-180414052625352.html

    A US official told Reuters news agency the attacks were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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