But "Russia and Syria have not yet allowed access to Douma".
Putin saidRussian military experts did not find any traces of chlorine gas or other poisonous substances in the area where Syrian government forces are alleged to have launched a chemical weapon attack, namely, in the rebel-held district of Douma near capital Damascus. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons and causing panic.
The US and its allies believe the Syrian regime was behind the attack, but Russian Federation has long insisted it was staged by rebels in an attempt to provoke further Western intervention.
A French defense minister seemed to contradict Dunford's assertion early Saturday morning, saying Russian Federation was warned ahead of time, the Associated Press reported.
"Cabinet agreed that the Assad regime has a track record of the use of chemical weapons and it is highly likely that the regime is responsible for Saturday's attack".
Damascus has invited a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to visit Eastern Ghouta.
President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin has deployed warplanes and troops to Syria to defend Assad's regime, and - as usual - issued a series of conflicting denials on his behalf. Putin and Macron instructed their foreign and defense ministers to maintain close contact to "de-escalate the situation", the Kremlin said.
"We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic campaign was involved in this staged event", he said during a press conference.
The suspicions of tampering heightened concerns that the truth about the April 7 attack may never be known.
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.
In the fraught aftermath of the suspected attack in Douma and the West's response, Washington also prepared to increase pressure on Russia, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's main ally, with new economic sanctions.
Russia's theories about last Saturday's suspected chemical attack are reminiscent of previous contradictions.
Iran's pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani also warned that the US-led missile attack on Syria would lead to further destruction in the Middle East.
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"We warned about this long ago", he said.
"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", Russian's ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told reporters following a closed-door meeting of the Security Council.
"We hope there will be no point of no return".
United States allies have offered strong words of support for Washington, but no clear military plans have yet emerged.
He criticised the United States and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog to visit the area.
He talked, I believe, the day before yesterday with President Putin. "Russia was supposed to guarantee Assad would not use chemical weapons, and Russian Federation did the opposite".
"Obviously, deaths with chemical weapons are a real tragedy, a disaster, but on the other hand when barrel bombs with conventional weapons drop, they do not distinguish between people, children, women, elderly and they kill all of them mercilessly", he said.
Erdogan says: "What we insisted on tenaciously was the fact that is not right for tensions to heat up; we made requests concerning the restitution of peace and the end of the tragedy that is going on".
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That's when one of Cohen's lawyers said for the first time publicly that Cohen has worked for Fox News host Sean Hannity . Attorney Tom McKay asked a federal judge Monday to require Michael Cohen to reveal more information about his clients.
It is positive, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. Citadel Advsr Limited Co, Illinois-based fund reported 1.33 million shares. 43,215 were accumulated by Advisors Cap Mngmt Lc.
Roy forged some crucial partnerships with other batters which helped Delhi taste success in their third match of the season. With a mere single needed off four balls, Mustafizur did something Mumbai Indians hadn't done a lot off till then.
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Batting first at Eden Gardens , Kolkata Knight Riders posted a total of 200, thanks to an explosive innings by Andre Russell . Although Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried to restart the run chase, it was becoming too late for the visitors.
It improved, as 29 investors sold ILMN shares while 161 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 611 raised stakes. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Diebold Nixdorf in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $229,000.
Local police said they did not see any foul play, but his death prompted intense speculation among friends and colleagues. An hour after that, Borodin called Bashkov again to say the officers were conducting a drill.
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It said Trump had asked him to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn , the former National Security Advisor. Throughout the interview, Comey stressed the importance of telling the truth, a theme in his book.
Syrian State TV Says Air Defenses Shoot Down Missiles
Reuters cited Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon as saying that "there is no USA military activity in that area at this time". The raid in Homs countryside reportedly coincided with another missile attack against a military airbase near Damascus.
Bryce Harper hits broken bat home run
We have a feeling it won't be long before Harper takes the baseball world by storm with another highlight-reel play. Santangelo were amazed that Harper was able to hit a homer with just a few inches of the bat left in his hands.
Sankey blocks Saban from hiring Freeze
The NCAA hit Ole Miss with sanctions in December following a lengthy investigation into the school under Freeze's watch. Freeze is now facing a two-game suspension if he is hired as a head coach before November 30 due to NCAA infractions.
Netflix subscriber growth beats on strong original content
Caprock has invested 0.04% of its capital in Netflix, Inc . ( NFLX ) has been moved; whether it performed well or not. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $0.16 whereas, High Estimate is $0.22.
Theresa May defends Syria strikes in Commons showdown
The UK joined forces with the U.S. and France to bombard three suspected chemical weapons production facilities on Saturday. This aggression will only lead to inflaming tensions in the world and threatens worldwide security.
Russian Federation not tampering with Syria attack site
What else is happening today? On Monday, EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the latest developments in Syria. But soon after Mr Macron's comments, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said an early exit was still desirable.
Ali Khamenei accuses US, France and Britain of crime
Many people's initial reaction was that the airstrike was America's retaliation, but soon the finger was being pointed at Israel. Unidentified aircraft bombed Syrian military bases on Saturday night, leaving several Iranian soldiers dead.
China to allow Irish beef access to country
This opens up a market of nearly 1.5 billion people, of which even a fraction could help offset uncertainties arising from Brexit. Although annual per capita beef consumption in China is now 4-6kg, compared to 19kg in Ireland.