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Russia Says US Missile Strikes Violate International Law, ‘Inflict Major Damage’ On Relations

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian military field Thursday broke international law and severely damaged U.S.-Russia relations.

The missile strike targeted the al-Shayrat military airfield where the chemical weapons attack the Pentagon believes President Bashar al-Assad carried out is thought to have originated.

Putin’s spokesman called the action an “aggression against a sovereign nation” based on a “made-up pretext.”

“Putin views the U.S. strikes on Syria as aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law and on a made-up up pretext,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday. “Washington’s step will inflict major damage on U.S.-Russia ties.”

The Kremlin said Russia and Syria “enjoy a relationship of cooperation” Thursday, but that it doesn’t support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “unconditionally.”

U.S. President Donald Trump said the missile strikes were launched “in the vital national security interest of the United States.”

“Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump said at his Mar-a-Lago estate. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”


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  • JoanieBaloney

    Well, at least this puts to rest the Russia – Trump connection or at least it should for those with any sense.

  • Fella

    um.. using chemical weapons violates international war law to begin with.. idiot

  • Alan Dunn

    Well here’s some proof many say doesn’t exist (see attached links). According to what’s coming out it looks like Trump was right! Russian chemical weapons containers at the air base in Syria. Also they bombed a hospital where the survivors were being treated, If that isn’t suspicious. How shallow people can be in denouncing support for Trump so quickly without waiting for the dust to settle. Does anyone who comments negatively research before they comment. This is being reported by several outlets along with other strong proof coming out daily. Simply do some open minded research and see for yourself. President Trump sent the right message to scumbag Assad and his evil govt.