Russian Federation says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

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Russian Federation has condemned US, UK and French strikes against targets in Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons, as the Western allies argued they were essential to deter the future use of illegal munitions.

"Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss aggressive actions of the United States and its allies", Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin Web site.

Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained.

US President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with his national security team on Thursday without a "final decision" on how to respond to the suspected chemical attack.

Russian Federation yesterday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US-led strikes.

Tuesday: Nebenzia told the U.N. Security Council that images and videos of children foaming at the mouth and dying were fake.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the missile strikes an "act of aggression against a sovereign state" and said they were against the United Nations' charter.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line, " Haley said. Pierce said she wanted "to state categorically ... that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon".

Putin said the US actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse and caused pain for civilians.

USA intelligence shows a Russian claim that the attack was faked was false, Sanders said.

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, told reporters "The situation (in Syria) is very unsafe".

"We put facts contrary to your myths, " he said.

"Again, we are being threatened", Antonov continued.

Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the airstrikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that a new round of sanctions will target Russian companies that aid Syria's chemical weapons capabilities. He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for worldwide law".

Russia's Nebenzia called it "a very sad day for the world, for the United Nations, for its Charter which was blatantly, blatantly violated, and for the Security Council which has shirked its responsibilities".

The other four permanent members are the United States, the United Kingdom, France and China.

He said the analysis was done at the request of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Global law has barred chemical weapons since 1925.

"The OPCW will still formulate its facts but the OPCW does not determine the responsibility".

Nebenzia responded saying the environment is "not very conducive for any rapprochement" and "the political and risky military situation we are in now" must be sorted out first.

We do not know what kind of chemical was used in the attack.

During an address to the Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all states "to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people".

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