Publicado: Vie, Abril 13, 2018
Espectáculos | Por Manuelo Venegas

Russian Federation urges calm as Trump keeps Syria attack options open

Russian Federation urges calm as Trump keeps Syria attack options open

Confirmation of the fact-finding team's trip comes after Russian Federation said Douma had finally come under the government's total control, after the last rebel group that had been fighting Syria's regime there capitulated.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday the Pentagon was ready to provide options for a Syria strike but the U.S. and its allies were still "assessing the intelligence" on the suspected chemical attack.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said France had proof the Syrian government carried out the attack, which aid groups have said killed dozens of people, and will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered.

At a two-hour meeting, the cabinet backed plans to take further action - along with the United States and France - to prevent Assad's forces from ever launching such an "appalling and inhumane" onslaught again.

Rebels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, while the Syrian flag was raised over the central mosque, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Yet Trump broke his own rule with this tweet, letting Russia, Syria, and the rest of the world know that a missile strike is on the way.

Separate reports by USA media said President Trump was considering striking eight Syrian targets, including two airfields, a research centre and a chemical weapons facility.

Speculation the Syrian dictator has been evacuated with his family has been sweeping social media since US President Donald Trump threatened military action.

Russian Federation has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria on Friday.

Trump was also slated to speak with French President Emanuel Macron on Thursday evening as the USA and its allies weigh a response to the apparent chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held area of Syria last weekend.

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"The Prime Minister said it was a further example of the erosion of worldwide law in relation to the use of chemical weapons, which was deeply concerning to us all".

"But we acknowledge and support that everything has to be done to signal that this use of chemical weapons is unacceptable", Merkel said.

"We will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who are responsible are held to account", she told reporters on Wednesday.

Fears of confrontation between Russia, Syria's big ally, and the West have been running high since Trump said on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" after the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, and lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Asked about possible USA strikes on Syria, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria". "We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon", he said.

On Thursday US officials were quoted as saying that samples from victims have tested positive for chlorine and a nerve agent.

On the ground in Syria on Wednesday, pro-Syrian government forces were emptying main airports and military bases over possible U.S. strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The White House said it was still assessing the evidence after its security council meeting on Thursday.

"Following a discussion in which every member present made a contribution, Cabinet agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged". The president previously struck Assad for using Sarin gas against civilians in April 2017 and is publicly incensed at the regime's repeated action. On Monday, he said a decision would come in 24 to 48 hours, a time frame that has now elapsed and been complicated by plans for an worldwide inspection of the attack area.

The prime minister is thought to be unlikely to consult parliament ahead of any coordinated military action.

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