Putin Warns of Global 'Chaos' if Syria Is Hit Again

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos" in worldwide relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday.

Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route.

"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the [United Nations] Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", the Russian government said in a statement obtained by the news agency.

"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", the Kremlin statement said.

US President Donald Trump ordered the air attacks late on Friday "on targets associated with chemical weapons capabilities".

In Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported.

Russia's ambassador to the United States warned that there would be consequences for the attacks.

"We are carrying out an assessment of the material damages", the official added.

Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him.

Rouhani said the strikes were meant to boost the morale of terrorists in Syria.

The attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons programme, Washington said, in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago.

The heavily armed, Iranian-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah movement, which fights alongside the Syrian army and is represented in the Beirut government, has been a vital ally of Damascus in Syria's seven-year war.

China's Foreign Ministry said it objected to the use of force and warned that it could complicate the situation in Syria. The mechanism would look at cases where the OPCW fact-finding mission has established chemical weapons were used or likely used.

Asked about US-Russia relations, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said ties were "very strained" but that the United States still hoped for a better relationship. Equities and bonds are unlikely to suffer big losses unless the West strikes again or Russian Federation retaliates.

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