Threats by the West contribute to nothing but the destabilization of Syria and the region, President Bashar Assad said, hours after government troops gained control of Douma, the last militant-held stronghold in Eastern Ghouta.
"Whenever the Syrian army achieves victory in the field, some western countries rise their voices and intensify their movements in an attempt to change the track of events", Assad said, according to SANA.
Trump has slammed Russian Federation for its partnership with "Gas Killing Animal" Assad, spurring concerns that a U.S. strike could lead to a conflagration with Russian Federation, which has major military facilities at Tartus and Khmeimim and works cheek-by-jowl with Syria forces that could be targeted.More news: North Korean leader meets senior Chinese official
Wictor's tweets shared a number of photographs, which he said were from the scene of the attack, which appeared to show that new aerial munitions which might have been used.
President Donald Trump huddled with top national security advisors Thursday to weigh his military options in Syria, as Moscow warned against any move that risks triggering a conflict between Russian Federation and the United States.
Cabinet ministers have agreed on a "need to take action" against Syria, following a suspected chemical weapon attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people in the Damascus suburb of Douma.
There is no guarantee lawmakers would rubber-stamp a decision for military strikes.More news: Woman missing after fall from cruise ship
Russian Federation has threatened to respond firmly to any military action against the Syrian Government. Later he attempted to clarify his threat, saying that he had never specified when the United States would conduct an attack on Syria.
Asked about the risks of US military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civilian casualties.
Half a world away in New York, Russia's United Nations ambassador warned the priority in Syria was to avert US-led strikes that could lead to a risky confrontation between the world's two preeminent nuclear powers. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing. "We need to know where that's going, what the goal of it is before we take that act".
Syria's President, Bashar al Assad, said a possible attack on his country could trigger regional instability. Russia's ambassador to Lebanon said any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted a stark warning of a potential major confrontation.More news: Trump orders attack on Syria, 13 missiles shot down
"I'm not ready to speculate that that would happen", Mr. Mattis said.