Russia slams US attack on Syria
Moscow, Syria has been attacked just at a time when it had a chance for peace, Russia's foreign ministry said, hours after US, British and French forces pounded Damascus with air strikes.
First the 'Arab spring' tested the Syrian people, then Islamic State, now smart American rockets. The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked,' Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook on Saturday.
'You have to be quite abnormal to attack Syria's capital just at the moment when it had a chance for a peaceful future.'
In the meantime, Russia's ambassador to the United States said there would be consequences for the military strikes.
'A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,' Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Twitter.
'Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.'
'The USthe possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weaponshas no moral right to blame other countries,' he added, dispatches reported.
The US together with its allies, the UK and France targeted the Syrian capital city of Damascus early Saturday.
The US attack on a military base in Homs, western Syria injured 3 civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) earlier reported.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA