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Russian Federation fails to win United Nations backing to condemn military strikes on Syria

Russian Federation fails to win United Nations backing to condemn military strikes on Syria

On Sunday Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador at the United Nations, announced in an interview with CBS that the U.S.is imposing sanctions against Russian companies that have anything to do with Syrian president Assad and chemical weapons in Syria.

The British envoy to the OPCW said it had recorded 390 allegations of the use of banned chemicals in Syria since 2014, and that a failure by the OPCW to act risked allowing "further barbaric use of chemical weapons".

"We of course know that our work in Syria is not done", she said.

Haley made clear the United States won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away, saying USA involvement there 'is not done'.

UN Security Council has rejected Russia-sponsored resolution seeking condemnation of joint military air strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France on Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapon attack.

Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the strikes were accompanied by a campaign of "lies and misinformation" against Syria and Russia in the U.N. Security Council.

The White House pushed back against Macron's comments about Trump's intentions for US forces. Speaking on French television BFM and online site Mediapart, Macron stressed that the French diplomacy is able to talk with Iran, Russia and Turkey on one side and to the United States on the other side. The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning.




"I can really confirm that the sanctions are to be imposed on Russia without any link to reality", she said on Russian television. "It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation", said a United States official.

Russian Federation has military forces, including air defences, in several areas of Syria to support Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels.

Maas listed a series of what he called problematic actions by Moscow, including the lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a poison gas attack in Britain, Moscow's support of the Syrian government, Russia's efforts to influence Western elections, and the cyber attack.

The nighttime Syria assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Syria's key ally, Russia, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance. Washington has said it has conclusive evidence the attack used chlorine gas, and suspects sarin nerve agent was also used although this was not confirmed.

The strikes "successfully hit every target", said Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman. Officials said this did not include giving Russian advance notice of where or when allied airstrikes would happen. "We know that it is now up to Bashar al-Assad on whether he's going to use chemical weapons again".

"In the US administration there are specific people who it is possible to talk with".

The air defense forces of Syria and Russian Federation is not impressed, none of the more than 100 shells fired by the U.S., Britain and France on the production facilities of the chemical substances in Syria.