More strikes in Syria will lead to global 'chaos': Putin warns Trump


Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further attacks on Syria by Western allies would inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations and ultimately damage prospects for political reconciliation in the war-torn country.

Under an initiative of the Iranian side, on April 15, a phone conversation took place between the presidents of Russian Federation and Iran, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani.

"Putin stressed that if such actions, committed in violation of the UN Charter, continue, it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", RIA added.

He said that "these aggressive measures do not prevent our efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region, and in particular in Syria", adding: "The process of achieving peace in Syria has become more hard after this United States action, but consultations and tripartite ties between Iran, Russia and Turkey must continue, and we must attempt to develop peace and stability and to establish a dialogue in this country".

The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for the suspected poison gas attack in Douma.

The Western countries blame Assad for the attack, which thrust Syria's seven-year-old conflict into the forefront of global concern once again and heightened a diplomatic confrontation with the Kremlin.

In addition, the President discussed cooperation between their countries.

"They are hard for us, but will do more damage to the U.S. and Europe", RIA news agency quoted Serebrennikov as saying.

The inspectors for the Hague-based OPCW met Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in the presence of Russian officers and a senior Syrian security official in Damascus for about three hours on April 15.

The inspectors were due on Monday to attempt to visit Douma, but the British delegation to the OPCW said they had not yet been granted access, citing the agency's director general. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the OPCW's findings before attacking.

Stating that the US' attack on Syria was carried out when the inspectors of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had arrived in Syria, saying: "The United Nations was created to build consensus among countries and should not be used for political interests of some powers because if anyone wants to act in their own way in the worldwide stage, we will face chaos".

"We have absorbed the strike", the official told Reuters.

Russian Federation took the matter to the United Nations and brought the UN Security Council vote seeking condemnation of the US-led strikes in Syria.

France, the United States and Britain circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council late on Saturday that aims to establish an independent inquiry into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. "But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".