Russia, China, Iran Condemn Air Strikes on Syria


"Iran and the [Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps' special unit] Quds Force for some time have been operating the T-4 Air Base in Syria next to Palmyra, with support from the Syrian military and with permission from the Syrian regime", the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement at the time.

The U.S., Great Britain and France fired 105 missiles at three sites in Syria early Saturday morning local time, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the joint chiefs of staff, said Saturday at the Pentagon.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has strongly denounced joint airstrikes by the U.S., United Kingdom and France on Syria as a "crime", saying the leaders of the three countries are "criminals".

Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. These are not the actions of a man.

Israel has issued several stern warnings of late about Iran's increased involvement along its border in Syria in Lebanon.

Iran has no interest in maintaining the secular regime of Bashar Assad.

"It appears from very initial reports that we're hitting some very specific targets and facilities that seem to be connected to the production, development, and usage of chemical weapons", he said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by Sputnik news agency as stressing Wednesday on a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to respect Syria's sovereignty and called for "refraining from any actions that might further destabilize the situation in this country and pose a threat to its security".

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the case, calling it a politically motivated attack on his government. Earlier this week Russian officials warned their forces in Syria would shoot down Western missiles and may even target the planes and ships launching them. "We thank them both", Trump added.

"So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime", she said.

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

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It was the second strike that Trump has authorized in response to such an attack, after ordering a strike on a Syrian air base previous year following a chemical weapons attack that also left dozens of people dead.

Trump's United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, said the president had not yet made a final decision, two days after he tweeted that Russian Federation should "get ready" because a missile attack "will be coming" at Moscow's chief Middle East ally.