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Leonid Bershidsky: Trump locked in a macho content with Russia's Putin

17 April 2018

Late Friday night, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., United Kingdom and France jointly launched strikes targeting the Assad regime's chemical weapons capabilities after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens outside of Damascus.

European Union foreign ministers threatened on Monday new sanctions on Syria over what the West says were chemical attacks on its own people, but held off from joining expected new United States punitive measures against Russian Federation.

While insisting the action taken early Saturday morning in Syria was "a very strong attack on the chemical weapons program", Haley hit back on more hawkish critics who argue the United States didn't go far enough because it did not change the balance of power in the long-running Syrian civil war.

President Donald Trump's administration has placed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, including penalties last month targeting Russian oligarchs who are close to President Vladimir Putin. Moscow has denied any wrongdoing.

Speaking prior to the vote on the draft resolution, the Secretary-General urged countries to avoid actions that would escalate the situation in Syria and worsen the suffering of its people. He said there would be "consequences", and the responsibility for them lies with Washington, London and Paris.

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

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Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the U.S, issued a statement on Facebook in response to the strikes on Syria.

- European Union foreign ministers have been meeting in Luxembourg.

Johnson said: "The world is united in its disgust for any use of chemical weapons, but especially against civilians".

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.

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

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia insisted that there was "no credible confirmation of toxic substance use in Douma", adding that "we have information to believe that what took place is a provocation with the participation of certain countries' intelligence services". Russian Federation has argued both that the attack in the Syrian city of Douma never happened or that it was orchestrated by the United States and its allies to provoke a military response.

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Russian Federation responded angrily to a US -led strike against Syria on Friday, warning of unspecified "consequences" that stoked fears the conflict could escalate.

Syrian babies receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack at a clinic in the Eastern Ghouta region.

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

"Russia sanctions will be coming down". The move was part of a joint Russian-U.S. deal that averted military action threatened by then-president Barack Obama.

Assad praised the Soviet-era air defense system that Syria had reportedly used to shoot down around 70 of the 100 missiles fired during the strikes, Russian news agencies said.

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Leonid Bershidsky: Trump locked in a macho content with Russia's Putin