Russia Denies Tampering With Syria Chemical Attack Site

Russia Denies Tampering With Syria Chemical Attack Site

"But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons", Johnson said.

Inspectors in Syria have still not gained access to Douma.

The Director General of the OPCW met Uzumcu told NBC: "It's our concern they may have tampered with it to thwart the fact finding investigation".

However, they made no comment on supporting new sanctions against Russian Federation, instead reaffirming that the use of chemical weapons constituted a breach of worldwide law and warning that, "there can be no impunity and those responsible for such acts must be held accountable".

Mr Lavrov said that the "deconfliction channel" to prevent a clash between United States and Russian forces had done its job and a confrontation had not been close.

Lavrov said Russian Federation expects the OPCW team to quickly visit the site.

"I can not be impolite with the heads of other states, but you quoted the leaders of France and the United Kingdom and USA and, frankly speaking, all the evidence they quoted was based on media reports and social media".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Moscow had interfered with any evidence.

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was removed from his post by Trump, also compared the U.S. leader to a mafia boss in reality and said he was "morally unfit" to be president, stoking controversies. He said European Union foreign ministers will meet Monday to discuss the situation and put forward proposals for steps going forward. On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims. The rollout of new sanctions is usually closely guarded, in part to prevent people subjected to them from quickly moving their money around.

Putin said the actions violated the U.N. Charter and if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in global relations", the statement said.

Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russian Federation, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern. Immediately after the remark, he emphasized the precise, targeted nature of the Saturday morning strike.

A suspected chemical weapons attack April 7 spurred the United States and its allies to launch more than 100 missiles at Syria over the weekend after.

Doctors at the hospital where suspected victims were treated told reporters on the tour that none of the patients that night had suffered chemical weapons injuries - they were asphyxiated by dust and smoke in a bombardment. The "very precise" operation was also carried out without declaring war on the Assad regime or with engendering any collateral damage with regard to the Russians, he said. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere". They said Haley is one of the most disciplined and cautious members of the Cabinet, especially when it comes to her public appearances.