Oil, gold to gain post Western strike on Syria

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The vote was held after the United States warned that it was "locked and loaded", ready to launch more military strikes on Syria if President Bashar al-Assad's forces carry out a new chemical weapons attack.

" It represents the will of this overwhelming majority of people to the Security Council, for example China, so over the next few weeks and days, we will be chasing this using the secretary overall and people visit the Russians to return in to the worldwide fold and help us resolve this battle", she clarified Sunday. "[Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn't already and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use".

Russia and Iran called the use of force by the U.S. and its French and British allies a "military crime" and 'act of aggression.' The UN Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the aggression by the three Western allies.

Dangers of a direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States eased over the weekend after Western missiles fired at Syria over a suspected poison gas attack steered clear of any Russian troops on the ground.

Russian Federation has military forces, including air defences, in several areas of Syria to support Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels.

French president Emmanuel Macron claimed on Sunday that his country convinced Donald Trump to keep an American presence in Syria.

The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.

President Donald Trump was furious last month when the US announced it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, far less than its Europe allies, although he instructed his aides to "match their numbers" because he didn't want his administration to be perceived as taking the toughest stance on Moscow, the Washington Post reports.

Haley has criticized Russian Federation for supporting Assad's regime and for blocking global efforts to investigate Syria's suspected chemical weapons use.

The nighttime assault on Syria was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Russian Federation, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance.

"And what's most important is no one contests that the use of chemical weapons can not be tolerated and must be deterred", he said.

Although officials said the singular target was Assad's chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies.

Moscow brokered that agreement to forestall USA strikes in retaliation for an August 2013 chemical-weapons attack in a Damascus suburb that killed hundreds.

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