Putin warns 'chaos' will ensue if West strikes Syria again

President Putin has demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council

President Putin has demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council

"The global community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life", she said.

Over the weekend, the US led an airstrike on sites in Syria that produced chemical weapons.

"I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back".

Meanwhile, NATO's secretary general said the US -led airstrikes will reduce the Syrian government's capabilities of carrying out new chemical attacks.

Mr Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organised an insurgency that would tie down United States forces for years.

"Right now, they don't have very good friends, and right now, the friends that they do have are causing them harm", Haley added.

"The idea that we should not be going to war or attacking other countries is not even one that is in the general discourse", said Alyssa Pariah, a member of Don't Shoot Portland.

He said the joint action of the U.S., Britain and France was aimed at placing a prohibitive cost on the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad's ability to use them.

He also said that despite Syria's commitment in 2013 to destroying its chemical arsenal - and Russia's promise to supervise to it - "the Assad Regime and Russian Federation has made a complete mockery of that pledge". The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning. Assad and his close ally, Russia, have denied government forces ever used such weapons.

"Yet again, Russian Federation is spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation created to undermine the integrity of the OPCW's fact finding mission", Wilson said in a statement.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.

It marked the second time that the Trump administration has attacked Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons since last April, when Washington fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used.

In Damascus, hundreds of Syrians gathered Monday in Omayyad Square in Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they said had succeeded in confronting the airstrikes by the West. Syrian air defenses hit several incoming missiles, state-run media said. The OPCW had recorded 390 allegations of the use of banned chemicals in Syria since 2014 he said, and a failure by the OPCW to act risked allowing "further barbaric use of chemical weapons".

Britain's Ambassador Peter Wilson said at a news conference in The Hague that the United Nations had cleared the inspectors to go but they had been unable to reach Douma because Syria and Russian Federation had been unable to guarantee their safety.

Hours later, the allies signalled their resolve to return to diplomacy, launching a new bid at the United Nations (UN) to investigate the chemical weapons attacks. "This is the position expressed on behalf of the European Union at the OPCW". Failing that, she suggested that rather than strike at chemical weapons facilities, that the United States and it allies destroy Assad's conventional weapons and military capabilities.

The fact-finders arrived in Damascus on Saturday but the OPCW said their visit to Douma had been delayed by Syrian and Russian officials citing "pending security issues".

"There is still a residual element of the Syrian program that is out there", McKenzie said.

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