Trump wanted to bomb Russian & Iranian targets amid Syria strikes

Defiant crowds gathered in Damascus to wave Syrian flags and dance

Defiant crowds gathered in Damascus to wave Syrian flags and dance Hassan Ammar AP

On Friday, the United States, Britain and France launched a series of air strikes on Syria aimed at wiping out Assad's chemical weapons capability.

He accused the "fake news media" of seizing on the term to demean the strikes, carried out in response to an alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack.

"Tomorrow [Tuesday] the security services of the United Nations ... will test the routes".

UK Prime Minister Theresa May defended the country's recent missile strikes in Syria to the House of Commons on Monday, despite criticism from all parties that she had not sought parliamentary approval before the strikes.

"I can guarantee that Russian Federation has not tampered with the site", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC.

"Russia and Syria have not yet allowed access to Douma", the British delegation said in a tweet on Sunday before adding that "unfettered access [is] essential".

Meanwhile, the White House has apparently stopped a plan for additional sanctions on Russian Federation related to the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

Around 75 people, including children, were killed in the Douma assault, United Kingdom officials have said, while 500 people were treated in the attack's aftermath with symptoms consistent with chemical weapons exposure, the World Health Organization reported, citing its partners on the ground.

As the sun rose, hundreds had gathered in Damascus' landmark Omayyad Square, celebrating what they said was the army's success in foiling the U.S-led military action. He said Russian Federation "should join our efforts to promote a political process in Syria that would allow a way out of the crisis".

The Kremlin also denied that Russian Federation was not allowing the OPCW mission in.

The last rebels were bussed out of Eastern Ghouta after the alleged chemical attack on their final holdout of Douma, which rescuers and medics said killed more than 40 people. On Monday, he told the BBC's Hardtalk show that he guaranteed there had been no Russian tampering.

The US, UK and France launched the airstrikes, decimating the Assad regime's chemical weapons production and storage facilities, in response to the Syrian government's attack on Douma on April 7. The long time Libyan leader lost power and was killed by rebel forces, just a few years after he agreed to give up his country's nuclear weapons.

Syria is a signatory of the treaty.

"They will be going directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to [Bashar] Assad and chemical weapons use", she told CBS News. Without nuclear weapons, North Korean officials worry the US could use the same humanitarian justification to intervene in North Korea. He said: "We must spare no effort to set up an global attribution mechanism, prevent impunity, and stop any repeat attempts by the Syrian regime".

Mr Ryabkov said: "As far as I understand what is hampering a speedy resolution of this problem is the consequences of the illegal, unlawful military action that Great Britain and other countries conducted on Saturday". Peskov said only that Russian Federation was against "groundless" accusations about who was responsible for the attack.

The Russians say there is no trace of any chemicals and questioned why the allies carried out strikes before the inspectors had reported.

Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's United Nations ambassador, said Russia has "clear evidence" that the alleged chemical attack was staged. Russia's defense ministry said more than 100 cruise missiles were fired.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's military has grown dependent on the use of chemical weapons to battle rebel groups and it is unlikely that last week's attack by USA and allied forces will completely deter his army from using the weapons in the future, analysts say.

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