Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Germany says it has to assume Russian Federation behind recent cyber attack

Germany says it has to assume Russian Federation behind recent cyber attack

Targets included a "scientific research center" located in the Damascus area and a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, Dunford confirmed.

"The White House says its certainty about a chemical attack by Damascus relies on the media; on reports about symptoms, videos and photos; and also on credible information", she continued.

Early Saturday morning local time, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that more than 100 missiles were fired by the USA -led coalition retaliating against Syrian President Bashar al-Assads suspected use of chemical weapons.

The U.S., United Kingdom and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that a chemical weapon was used by President Bashar Assad's government. In his speech announcing military action in Syria, Trump pointedly asked: "What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?"

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Following the US-led strikes, however, "we consider it possible to return to examination of this issue not only in regard to Syria but to other countries as well", Rudskoi said.

The strikes have come after a week-long global push to punish the Assad regime after images and videos emerged on April 7 suggesting civilians - including children - had suffered a chemical attack in Douma.

In France, Macron claimed in a TV interview he had "proof" that Assad's regime had used chemical weapons and vowed a response "in due course".

The United States is violating all global norms, and Russian Federation views the latest military strikes against Syria as an act of aggression, Alexander Sherin, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, said on Saturday.

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Moscow promised a response to the attack, saying its "worst apprehensions" had come true. "Our warnings have been left unheard".

Lavrov noted that Russian and US militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufficient amid mounting tensions.

"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.

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