Russia Calls for UN Meeting, May Supply Missile Systems to Syria

People protest against the policies of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's government

People protest against the policies of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's government

The Security Council is comprised of five permanent members - the US, France, Great Britain, China and Russian Federation - and 10 rotating members.

It was called by Russian Federation which failed to get the other 14 Council members to adopt a resolution condemning the airstrikes.

Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained. Four countries abstained - Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru.

Separately, Russia's Defence Ministry said the majority of missiles fired during the overnight attack on Syria by U.S., British and French forces were intercepted by Syrian government air defence systems, TASS news agency reported.

Haley continued to say that the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, which is led by Bashar al-Assad, constitutes "one of the most blatant and grotesque violations of worldwide law in the world today". Lavrov said Friday Russian experts inspected the site of the alleged attack in the town of Douma and found no trace of chemical weapons.

Saturday's calibrated response in Moscow to the US airstrike against a key Middle Eastern ally illustrated in stark terms the Kremlin's balancing act as it pushes to expand its influence overseas but seeks to maintain control over how far tensions rise. The offensive, which included weapons launches from multiple air and naval platforms, was a direct response to accusations of a chemical weapon attack on civilians last week by Assad's Russian-backed regime.

But U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis struck a cautious note, telling lawmakers that the need to "stop the murder of innocent people" had to be weighed up against the risk of things "escalating out of control".

"A fake "chemical weapons massacre" was a last attempt to stage a provocation for the benefit of extremists and their foreign backers", the embassy tweeted.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the US and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".

Alexander Shumilin, director of the Center for the Analysis of Middle East Conflicts at the Institute for United States and Canadian Studies, also said that a military response was not on the cards. "That's what we've always done and will continue to do", May said. The US and its allies, Nebenzia alleged, are setting the stage to "unleash a military scenario against Syria". "Yes", Haley said, speaking to reporters before a meeting of the Security Council.

Russia's "tendencies" to be a rogue state pose troubles at finishing the strife at Syria, " Karen Pierce, " the U.K.'s ambassador to the un, informs Foxnews.

"I would like to believe that we will not see a day that is worse than today", he said.

The United States, Britain and France have argued that military action was necessary after Assad's forces had used toxic gases multiple times in violation of global law.

The council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

On Saturday the United States, Britain and France carried out a joint operation against the chemical attack by Syria.

"Again, we are being threatened", Antonov continued.

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