Ruble Fluctuates as Russia Awaits Fresh US Sanctions on Syria


Haley said President Donald Trump is prepared to strike Syria again if that happens, though she declined to say how the United States would respond to the use of conventional weapons.

In the second part of the message the huntsman informs Moscow that Washington intends to impose new sanctions for their support of the Syrian regime, according to the newspaper.

Trump said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, adding that the objective of the campaign is to "establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons".

This is a response to a chemical attack in the Duma on 7 April, then from 70 to 150 people died, poisoned by a toxic gas.

Russian Federation circulated a draft resolution ahead of the Council meeting to discuss the military operation by the three countries in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The aim, she said, is "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things".

Piazza said further, limited airstrikes are possible in Syria.

Warning that the strikes will exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria and provoke a new wave of refugees from the country and the region as a whole, Putin said the current escalation will have a devastating impact on the whole system of global relations.

The official says that "Syria continues to carry out murderous actions and be a base for these actions and others, including Iran's, that put its territory, forces and leadership in peril".

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But the vote at the end of an emergency meeting called by Russian Federation also demonstrated again the paralysis of the U.N.'s most powerful body in dealing with Syria's seven-year conflict.

Looking ahead, Delattre said France, Britain and the United States will soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues.

Following up on President Donald Trump's threat, the USA - along with allies Britain and France - rained cruise missiles at three locations in Syria on Saturday, the biggest strike by the West in the seven years of the war in Syria.

"And what's most important is no one contests that the use of chemical weapons can not be tolerated and must be deterred", he said. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons". Both the Russian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and ensure the inspectors' security.

Syria's Russian-supplied air defences shot down an Israeli F-16 jet in February during a previous bombing run against what Israel described as Iranian-backed positions in Syria.

The US and Russian militaries have sought to avoid conflict in Syria, notably a year ago in the Euphrates River Valley where they supported rival sides in the campaign against Islamic State militants.

Russian Federation and Iran have warned the United States and its allies of grave consequences following America's attack on a Syrian "chemical weapons sites", in collaboration with UK and France.

She said the three U.S. goals for accomplishing its mission are making sure chemical weapons are not used in a way that could harm USA national interests, defeating the Islamic State group and having a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

Putin said the actions violated the U.N. Charter and if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in worldwide relations", the statement said.