Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

A global chemical weapons watchdog says it has deployed fact-finding teams to investigate a suspected chemical attack that hit Douma, a town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and the last rebel stronghold. "Following a discussion in which every member present made a contribution, cabinet agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged", it read.

As tensions mount between the U.S. and Russian Federation over a possible USA strike, the Kremlin said a crisis communications link with the United States meant to avoid an accidental clash over Syria was being used by both sides.

President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria.

A White House statement released later said the United States is continuing to assess intelligence and is engaged in conversations with its partners and allies.

"With every victory achieved on the field, the voices of some Western states are raised and actions are intensified in an attempt by them to change the course of events. these voices and any possible action will contribute nothing but an increase in instability in the region, threatening worldwide peace and security", Mr al Assad said according to Syrian state television. US officials have been consulting with France, Britain and other allies on a possible joint military operation, but the timing remained in doubt Wednesday.

The United States, Britain and France made the case at the United Nations on Friday for military action against Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's repeated use of chemical weapons posed a threat to the world.

Theresa May is reportedly adamant that the United Kingdom plays an equal part in any military action against Syria.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis said: "It is a very, very delicate circumstance, and we've got to make this judgment on a very careful, very deliberate, very well thought-through basis, knowing exactly ... how strong the evidence is". But on Thursday, Trump tweeted: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

The White House and National Security Council did not immediately respond to Anadolu Agency's requests for comment on the report.

Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkinhad, warned they would shoot down United States rockets and "even the sources that launched the missiles" - suggesting they could hit American aircraft or warships.

Macron said Thursday that France has proof the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and said France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted".

SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford told the BBC: "There is no mandate for the Government to take this action".

"The Syrian government denies responsibility".

Echoing the USA stance, France's Ambassador Francois Delattre said Assad's government had reached a "point of no return" with repeated use of chemical weapons. France is already involved in the USA -led coalition created in 2014 to fight the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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