Russian Foreign Ministry : United States Attack on Syria ‘Further Destroy’ Russian-US Ties

United States attack in Syria is nothing else than a show of force, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The decision to attack Syria was made ahead of Idlib chmical incident, used as a pretext for this demonstration of strength.

The US missile strikes on Syria airfield os a clear act of aggression against sovereign Syria, the Russia Foreign Ministry said.

It is obvious that the US missile attack in Syria was prepared “in advance,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.

“It is clear that the decision to conduct the strike [in Syria] was made in Washington before the incident in Idlib, which was used as a pretext for this demonstration of strength,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

First Deputy Kremlin Chief of Staff Vyacheslav Volodin at Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with newly elected heads of Russia's regions at the Moscow Kremlin, September 17, 2014

The US missile attack on the Sha’irat airfield in Syria further degrades Russian-US relations, the Russian Foreign Ministry added.”The actions taken today by the US further destroy Russian-US relations,” the ministry said in a statement.

The United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat near Homs late Thursday. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on Damascus.

“Without bothering to figure anything out, the US moved toward a demonstration of strength, to military resistance against a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the ministry said.

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