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United States still ready to cooperate with Russian Federation on Syria: ambassador

United States still ready to cooperate with Russian Federation on Syria: ambassador

"The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked", foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.

Syrian opposition activists and first responders say a chemical attack on the town of Douma, near the capital, killed more than 40 people on April 7.

Washington is still willing to cooperate with Moscow on the Syrian issue despite the heightened tensions following the U.S. -led airstrike on Syria, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said in a statement Saturday.

Satellite images shared by an Israeli firm showed Russian Federation has moved 11 of its vessels docked at Syria's Tartus naval base in the face of continued threats by the West over a suspected chemical attack which killed over 40 in Syria's Douma.




The Syrian government has also categorically denied the accusation.

"Even non-significant incidents would lead to new waves of migrants to Europe and to other consequences, which neither we nor our European neighbours need", Lavrov said. Vladimir Shamanov, who chairs the defence committee of Russia's lower house, said the vessels had departed the base for their own safety, which was "normal practice" when there were threats of attack. "The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war".

Overnight, US, British and French forces launched more than 100 missiles from ships and manned aircraft, targeting three of Syria's main chemical weapons facilities. He asked U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to call an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Friday. -Russian showdown. Apart from Macron's phone conversation with Putin, NATO members Germany and the Netherlands have said they will not take part in any military action.


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