Russian Federation warns of 'dangerous' escalation over Syria

Trump says Airstrikes on Syria Underway

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"I do not rule out that. we will have to weigh all aspects of our cooperation with the United States", Medvedev said.

Witnesses saw blasts surrounding much of the Syrian capital and a huge fire could be seen from a distance to the east.

Anything is possible when the missiles start flying, but the US and Russian Federation have a system for avoiding this scenario - it's known as the deconfliction hotline. After the attack ceased and the early morning skies went dark once more, vehicles with loudspeakers roamed the streets of Damascus blaring nationalist songs.

Immediately after the attack, hundreds of residents began gathering in the landmark Omayyad square of the Syrian capital.

And this line has been backed by the United Kingdom and U.S. who are also pointing the finger at President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syrian state TV broadcast live from the square where a large crowd of civilians mixed with men in uniforms, including an actor, lawmakers and other figures.

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The head of the Russian military's General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, warned last month that a US strike would threaten Russian military personnel in Syria and draw a Russian counterstrike against both USA missiles and the ships and aircraft launching them.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says Monday's attack on the T4 air base ushers in a new phase that puts Israel in a state of "direct confrontation" with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Syrian state media said the strikes caused material damage only at a scientific research centre in the Barzeh district of Damascus on Friday.

He added that Syrian surface to air missile batteries had attempted to fire back, but there were no initial reports of any allied losses.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", Trump tweeted.

A auto with loudspeakers blaring the national song "Oh Syria, You Are My Love" could be heard driving through central Damascus amid the attack.

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Senior EU officials said today evidence clearly pointed to the Syrian regime in investigations over a gas attack on the town of Douma, which killed dozens of people on April 7.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the strike doubled the size of last year's efforts, adding that Trump had the authority to order the offensive under the Constitution.

"Right now this is a one-time shot", he said but did not rule out further attacks.

Trump spoke from the White House Friday night.

"We would have preferred an alternative path".

Publicly listed US companies generated more than $90 billion in revenue from Russian Federation in 2017, according to the Thomson Reuters Country of Risk model, which estimates companies' financial exposure to different countries. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences".

In the days between the attack in Douma and the US-led response, Washington and Moscow clashed repeatedly in duelling press statements and United States debates.

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It was a marked escalation in force compared to a United States strike launched a year ago, when only cruise missiles were used against a single airfield.

Ahead of the meeting, Sweden circulated a draft resolution on sending a high-level disarmament mission to Syria to deal with all "outstanding issues" of Damascus's chemical weapons program "once and for all". Then, striking a more conciliatory tone, he said: "There is no reason for this".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents.

In his nationwide address, Trump stressed that he has no interest in a longtime fight with Syria.

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