Russia likely to call United Nations meeting over Syria attack: Russian lawmaker

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Russian Federation has again denied that a chemical attack was conducted in Syria by showing footage of what it calls the testimony of Syrian residents.

Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

"Why didn't you wait for the outcome of the investigation you called for?"

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the US and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".

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McKenzie said 105 U.S. and allied missiles were fired, of which 66 were Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from aboard three U.S. Meanwhile, the Russian military said the Syrian government is now in full control of Duoma, once held by rebels opposing Assad.

Looking ahead, Delattre said France, Britain and the United States will soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues.

"I hope hot heads will cool down and that will be it", he told reporters.

The chairman of the worldwide affairs committee of Russia's upper house of parliament, Konstantin Kosachev, said the strikes were a violation of worldwide law and probably created to prevent investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog from doing their work.

"The US - the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons - has no moral right to blame other countries".

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The United States, France and Britain defended their military action as legal during the Security Council meeting.

"It's...highly likely an attempt to create complications for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission which was just starting its work in Syria's Douma, or an attempt to completely derail it", Interfax quoted Kosachev as saying. "We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who briefed the council before the vote, stressed again "the need to avoid the situation from spiraling out of control" and for a political solution. Four countries abstained-Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

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. Russia vetoed a USA text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass.

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