Russia Warns It Will Respond by Force in Case of New U.S. Attacks on Syria

Russia and Iran have warned the U.S. they will respond with force if their red lines are crossed in Syria

Russia and Iran have warned the U.S. they will respond with force if their red line are crossed in Syria. This is the latest in a series of international reactions following Friday missile attack on the Syrian air base.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who ordered the attack as a response to the alleged chemical attack Washington blamed on the Assad regime, made a sharp foreign policy reversal.

U.S.-Russia relations are on their rock bottom, after Trump made a dramatic decision to bomb Syrian government forces, something that the Obama administration itself refrained from doing.

“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” said the announcement released on Sunday by the joint command center consisted of armed forces of Russia and Iran, main allies of the Assad regime.

Both Russia and Iran have called for an objective and independent investigation of the Idlib province chemical attack. Western governments continue to blame the Assad regime for the attack.

Source: The Independent