Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Trump Cancels Trip to Latin America, Citing Crisis in Syria, Smart america's missiles (updated)

Trump Cancels Trip to Latin America
President Trump is canceling this weekend's South American trip to Peru and Colombia because of the crisis over Syria, the White House said Tuesday.

Vice President Pence will take Trump's place on the trip, which includes the Summit of Americas meeting in Lima, Peru.

"The President will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Trump is considering a military response at Syria over a recent chemical weapons attack on anti-government terrorists/rebels.
 elethos.gr
 10/4/18
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  1. Le Premier ministre Edouard Philippe s'est exprimé devant l'Assemblée nationale le 10 avril sur la question syrienne. Concernant le supposé usage d'arme chimique à Douma, Edouard Philippe a promis une réaction française.

    Les alliés du «régime» de Damas ont une «responsabilité particulière» dans les «deux» attaques «chimiques» qui «ont eu lieu» contre la ville de Douma, a affirmé le 10 avril le Premier ministre Edouard Philippe, visant notamment sans la nommer la Russie.
    «Je veux dire que les alliés du régime ont une responsabilité particulière dans ce massacre» ainsi que dans la «violation de la trêve» prévue par le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, a déclaré le Premier ministre devant l'Assemblée nationale, promettant une «réaction» française qui «dira des choses de ce que nous sommes».
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  2. Arabia Saudita está discutiendo con sus aliados los pasos de respuesta al supuesto ataque químico en Siria, ha afirmado el ministro de Exteriores del país, Adel al Jubeir, citado por Al Arabiya.

    "Nuestra postura es que los responsables deben ser llevados ante la Justicia", ha dicho al Jubeir.

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    1. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir would not say how or whether Saudi forces could join an eventual U.S.-French military operation in Syria in response.

      Speaking on Tuesday to reporters in Paris, Al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia is “greatly concerned” about the attack Saturday in Douma, adding, “we are discussing with our allies the steps to respond.”

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  3. OPCW Will Deploy Fact-Finding Mission to Douma, Syria...

    Since the first reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, were issued, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been gathering information from all available sources and analysing it. At the same time, OPCW’s Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, has considered the deployment of a Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team to Douma to establish facts surrounding these allegations.
    Today, the OPCW Technical Secretariat has requested the Syrian Arab Republic to make the necessary arrangements for such a deployment. This has coincided with a request from the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma. The team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly.
    OPCW.ORG
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  4. Соединенные Штаты Америки определили 22 цели первостепенной важности на территории Сирии.
    Как передает "Интерфакс", об этом сообщает турецкая газета Yeni Şafak, ссылаясь на специалиста по международным отношениям Сирии Закарию Молахавчи.
    По данным издания, среди потенциальных мишеней находятся цели, которые располагаются в районе провинции Хомс, а также в районе пункта обеспечения ВМФ РФ в Тартусе. Там находятся российские военнослужащие.
    Бомбардировкам будут подвергаться военные базы в районе Хомса, Дамаска, Тартуса, Хамы, Эль-Хасаки, Дейр-эз-Зора и Ракки. Также США, Великобритания, Франция и Израиль договорились между собой, что бомбардировкам подвергнутся военные аэродромы, по которым будут наносится ракетные удары различных классов.
    По мнению Молохавчи, американцы могут атаковать районы Сирии, где существуют проблемы между курдскими отрядами и сирийскими правительственными силами, а также шиитскими ополченцами.
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  5. French President Emmanuel Macron says France will decide in the coming days with the U.S. and Britain how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

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    1. French President Emmanuel Macron has commented on the possibility of a military response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, the decision will be made soon after consultations with the US and the UK.
      According to French President Emmanuel Macron, any French strikes on the Syrian government would target alleged chemical facilities.

      "Our decision will not target allies of the regime or attack anyone but rather attack the regime's chemical capabilities," he said, insisting he did "not want an escalation".

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  6. Beijing has warned against military intervention at a “crucial phase” in the Syrian conflict, urging countries not to jump to conclusions over the alleged chemical attack in Douma. The US is considering a strike against Damascus.
    Following reports that Washington is refusing to rule out military action in Syria, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang urged the West to show restraint until an impartial investigation into the alleged incident in Eastern Ghouta on April 7 can be conducted.

    “Before that, parties should not make a prejudgment and jump to an arbitrary conclusion,” Shuang said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “The Syrian issue now stands at a crucial crossroads. Political settlement is the only viable way out and military means will lead to nowhere,” he added.
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  7. Moscú ha advertido a Washington sobre las consecuencias a las que se expone si en un hipotético ataque a Siria resultan heridos ciudadanos rusos. La advertencia fue realizada a través de un canal militar por el representante permanente de Rusia en la Unión Europea, Vladímir Chizhov.

    "Rusia ha advertido a los representantes de EE.UU., tanto públicamente como a través de los canales apropiados —incluidos los militares—, sobre las graves consecuencias que podrían surgir si se produjeran tales ataques y si los ciudadanos rusos deliberadamente o de otra manera resultaran heridos", aseveró Chizhov en entrevista con el canal Euronews.
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    1. Moscow has warned Washington of serious consequences of a possible strike on Syria if it causes casualties among Russian citizens, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Tuesday...

      "Russia has warned US representatives, both publicly and via corresponding channels, including military ones, about serious consequences that might follow possible strikes [on Syria], if Russian citizens are hurt in such strikes, accidentally or not," he said in an interview with Euronews.
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  8. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that Russia and the United States are on the verge of a confrontation.

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  9. Situation in the Eastern Ghouta is stabilizing. Hostilities in Douma have been ceased for several days now.

    The Russian side continues working of release of hostages taken by terrorists. As a result of agreements reached yesterday, 134 people have been released. In total, the Jaysh al-Islam has freed 195 hostages.

    The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Russian military police conduct withdrawal of militants with their families from Douma under security measures via the Muhayam al-Wafedin humanitarian corridor.

    Over the last 24 hours, 3,627 militants with families have left the city by 70 buses. They were escorted by the Syrian patrol cars, SARC ambulance cars and Russian military police to the northern part of Aleppo province.

    Second group of insurgents is getting ready to unforcedly leave Douma. It is planned to transport some 4,000 people. For this, 86 buses have arrived at the loading site.

    More than 2,000 militants with families have been screened, and have already left the city. They are waiting in the area to get on buses. The Russian side is working on departure of the second group.

    Since February 28, in total 37,297 people have left Douma.

    In total, since the humanitarian pauses were introduced, with support of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation 161,207 people have been evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta.

    The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.

    The Russian Centre for Reconciliation jointly with the Syrian government continues providing comprehensive assistance to residents of the Eastern Ghouta settlements that have been recently liberated from militants. Taken measures enable people to return back to their homes.

    The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.

    Over the past day, 83 people have returned to Hama province, 200 people – to Homs province and 720 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates).

    Over the last 24 hours, 942 people with their properties have made their way from Tall-Sultan to Abu-al-Duhur via a humanitarian corridor. The Russian Centre for Reconciliation carried out a charitable action there. Those who decided to leave the Idlib de-escalation zone received fresh-baked bread with a total weight of 1 ton.

    The Russian military medics provided medical aid to 182 Syrians including 78 children.
    -Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 10, 2018)-

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  10. UNSC fails to pass 3 resolutions on Syria 'chem attack' as Russia calls for restraint...

    The Russian envoy to the UN called on the West to "refrain from plans" it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass.
    The latest resolution to fail was a Russian-sponsored draft backing an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission at the site of the alleged attack in Douma. The draft received five votes in favor (Russia, China, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Bolivia), four votes against (the US, the UK, France and Poland) and six abstentions, falling short of the minimum nine votes required for adoption.

    The failure of an "innocuous" draft in support of an impartial investigation into the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma is a "litmus test which speaks volumes," Russia's UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. The draft was based on, and "almost completely copied," an earlier proposal by Sweden. Nebenzia argued that the proposal was stonewalled simply because it ultimately came from Russia.

    Nebenzia warned of the consequences that ill-conceived decisions by the West might lead to, saying that the threats towards Syria “should worry us, all of us, greatly, because we could find ourselves on the threshold of some very sad and serious events.”......https://on.rt.com/92z6
    11/4/18

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  11. Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
    "I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you're currently developing," Moscow's UN envoy Vasily Nebenzia said on Tuesday.
    He warned Washington that it will "bear responsibility" for any "illegal military adventure" it carries out.
    BBC

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  12. The European organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), based in Brussels, late Tuesday warned airlines operating in the Eastern Mediterranean of possible missile airstrikes in Syria in the next 72 hours.

    Eurocontrol, an international organization overseeing air traffic and aviation safety in Europe, said in a statement posted on its website that airlines with planned flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean area should exercise their services with caution.

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  13. Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies n'a pas adopté le deuxième projet russe, visant à envoyer des inspecteurs de l'OIAC sur les lieux de l'attaque chimique présumée en Syrie.
    Deux membres permanents du Conseil, la Russie et la Chine, ont soutenu la proposition, ainsi que trois autres pays: la Bolivie, l'Éthiopie et le Kazakhstan. Les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et la France (membres permanents), tout comme la Pologne, ont voté contre le document. Six pays ont préféré s'abstenir.
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  14. The armed forces of Russia and the United States keep using special deconfliction lines to prevent incidents both in Syria’s airspace and on the ground, a spokesman for US Air Forces Central Command, Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, has told TASS.
    "I can confirm <...> that the deconfliction line at the CAOC [Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar] remains in use and continues to offer a constructive mechanism with which to mitigate risk and miscalculation," he said.
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    1. The US will likely notify Russians on the ground to avoid having their personnel near any targeted sites, and the strikes will likely not be too damaging that they change the balance of power on the ground, and give extremist groups on the ground the advantage.
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  15. US has 'own mechanism' to probe Syria chemical attack...

    The U.S. does not doubt that chemical weapons were used on Syrian civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and is set to use its "own mechanisms" to investigate the attack, the State Department said Tuesday.

    "The United States is convinced and knows that some sort of a chemical weapon was used," spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters when asked whether the U.S. will wait for an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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    1. 'Some Substance': Nauert Fails to Name Type of Chemicals Allegedly Used in Douma...

      The United States is aware that some kind of chemical was used in the alleged attack in the Syrian city of Douma, but is not sure at present what kind of substance it was, the US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a press briefing on Tuesday.
      "We do know that some sort of a substance was used," Nauert told reporters. "A chemical was used, we’re just not sure at this point today exactly what was used."

      Nauert explained the United States will rely on information collected by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) regarding the alleged chemical attack, but said the US government also has its own mechanisms to investigate the incident.

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    2. Selon le quotidien britannique The Times, Theresa May, ne souhaite pas immédiatement se joindre aux Etats-Unis dans sa potentielle attaque contre la Syrie. Le Premier ministre britannique aurait ainsi annoncé à Donald Trump qu'elle ne risquerait pas de frapper par missiles la Syrie tant qu'il n'y aurait pas plus de preuves convaincantes de la culpabilité de Damas, concernant une supposée attaque chimique à Douma le 7 avril.
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    3. Selon le quotidien britannique The Times, Theresa May, ne souhaite pas immédiatement se joindre aux Etats-Unis dans sa potentielle attaque contre la Syrie. Le Premier ministre britannique aurait ainsi annoncé à Donald Trump qu'elle ne risquerait pas de frapper par missiles la Syrie tant qu'il n'y aurait pas plus de preuves convaincantes de la culpabilité de Damas, concernant une supposée attaque chimique à Douma le 7 avril.
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    4. Selon le quotidien britannique The Times, Theresa May, ne souhaite pas immédiatement se joindre aux Etats-Unis dans sa potentielle attaque contre la Syrie. Le Premier ministre britannique aurait ainsi annoncé à Donald Trump qu'elle ne risquerait pas de frapper par missiles la Syrie tant qu'il n'y aurait pas plus de preuves convaincantes de la culpabilité de Damas, concernant une supposée attaque chimique à Douma le 7 avril.
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  16. Las autoridades sirias no permitirán que se repita en su país lo que pasó tiempo atrás en Irak y Libia, señaló este martes el representante permanente de Damasco ante la ONU, Bashar Jaafari.

    En la reunión del Consejo de Seguridad dedicada al tema del supuesto uso de armas químicas en Siria, el diplomático recalcó que su Gobierno "está al tanto" de los preparativos militares de los países de Occidente en el mar Mediterráneo. Según lo cita la agencia Interfax, instó a que se abstengan de toda agresión, porque su país va a defenderse.

    "Sus amenazas de agresión, sus maniobras, mentiras y terror, nunca nos harán abandonar nuestro camino, nuestras ganas de usar nuestros derechos y cumplir nuestros deberes conforme a la Constitución nacional, ni tampoco dejaremos de defender nuestra integridad territorial y soberanía", dijo Jaafari al dirigirse a los países occidentales.

    "Vamos a oponernos a toda agresión, de cualquier fuente que provenga. Y no permitiremos a nadie, sea miembro permanente o no del Consejo de Seguridad, que nos haga lo que hicieron a Irak y Libia", sostuvo.
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  17. Al-Jaafari went on to say that the "monster" that has funded, armed and sponsored terrorism in Syria over the past seven years is the United States, Britain and France, noting that these countries have done the same in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan through sponsoring the terrorist organizations of al-Qaeda, Taliban, Daesh and then Jabhat al-Nusra, Jaish al-Islam, Failaq al-Rahman, as well as the White Helmets which is the least invention by the UK intelligence body.

    He pointed out that in response to the allegations made against Syria by some western countries in the wake of the fake reports on the alleged use of chemical weapon in Douma in eastern Ghouta of Damascus, the Syrian government officially invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) to send a fact finding mission to Douma as to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapon there......http://syriatimes.sy/index.php/news/local/35890-damascus-won-t-allow-repeating-iraqi-libyan-scenario-in-syria

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  18. El embajador ruso en Líbano, Alexander Zasypkin, ha afirmado que todo misil estadounidense lanzado contra territorio sirio será derribado...

    "Si hay un ataque de los estadounidenses, entonces... los misiles serán derribados, incluso los sitios desde donde se dispararon los misiles", indicó Zasypkin al canal de televisión al-Manar de Hezbolá, según informa Reuters.
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  19. Russia's ambassador to Lebanon has said any U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted...

    Alexander Zasypkin, in the comments broadcast on Tuesday evening, said he was referring to a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian chief of staff.

    "If there is a strike by the Americans then ... the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired," he told Hezbollah's al-Manar TV.
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    1. The Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zaspikin told Al-Manar that the US and Western escalation against Syria will lead to a major crisis, adding that they resort to the ‘chemical allegations’ to justify their offensive acts.

      Zaspikin stressed that the Russian forces will confront any US aggression on Syria, by intercepting the missiles and striking their launch pads.
      Source: Al-Manar Website
      10/4/18

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    2. "Russia will comply with its president’s statement on US aggression against Syria, downing the US missiles,” Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin was quoted as saying by al-Manar TV. He added that the sites from which the missiles were fired would also be targeted.

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    3. «Tout missile américain tiré sur la Syrie sera abattu», a prévenu ce 10 avril l'ambassadeur russe au Liban Alexander Zasypkin. Il a précisé que l'endroit d'où ces missiles étaient lancés serait également visé.

      Alexander Zasypkin, l'ambassadeur russe au Liban, a fait savoir ce 10 avril dans la soirée que si des missiles américains étaient tirés sur la Syrie, ils seraient détruits. Il a précisé que les sites de lancement de ces missiles seraient également visés.

      «S'il y a une frappe des Américains, alors... les missiles seront détruits et même les sources à partir desquelles les missiles ont été tirés», a-t-il déclaré à la chaîne al-Manar du Hezbollah.

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    4. Russland wird sich das Recht vorbehalten, alle Raketen sowie Feuerquellen im Fall einer US-Aggression gegen Syrien zu vernichten. Dies sagte der russische Botschafter im Libanon, Alexander Sassypkin, gegenüber dem TV-Sender „Al-Manar“.
      „Russland wird laut Aussagen des Botschafters Russlands im Libanon, Alexander Sassypkin, gegenüber dem TV-Sender ,Al-Manarʻ die Erklärung seines Präsidenten erfüllen, die mit jeglicher Aggression der USA gegen Syrien verbunden ist, wobei es amerikanische Raketen abschießen und Feuerquellen angreifen wird“, so zitieren russische Medien den TV-Sender.

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    5. La Russia si riserva il diritto di abbattere tutti i missili e colpire i punti di fuoco in caso di un’altra aggressione statunitense alla Siria. Lo ha dichiarato l'ambasciatore russo in Libano Alexander Zasypkin al canale televisivo libanese Al-Manar.
      "La Russia si atterrà alla dichiarazione del suo presidente, relativa a qualsiasi aggressione degli Stati Uniti contro la Siria, abbattendo tutti i missili e distruggendo le loro fonti di fuoco", ha detto Zasypkin.
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  20. Earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry said that medics in the Syrian city of Douma had not received patients with signs of chemical poisoning.
    About 500 people came to health facilities with signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to hazardous chemicals after the reported chemical attack on the Syrian city of Duma on Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Wednesday.
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    1. WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria

      Statement
      11 April 2018

      WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

      According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.

      More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals. Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks.

      WHO reminds parties to the conflict of their obligation to refrain from attacking medical facilities and personnel as per Security Council Resolution 2286 (2016). Any use of chemical weapons to cause harm is illegal under international law. Global norms against chemical weapons reflect a particular abhorrence to their disproportionate harm to the eldest, the most infirm, and the youngest among us.

      "We should all be outraged at these horrific reports and images from Douma,” said Dr. Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director- General for Emergency Preparedness and Response. “WHO demands immediate unhindered access to the area to provide care to those affected, to assess the health impacts, and to deliver a comprehensive public health response.”

      WHO is currently coordinating the health cluster response for people displaced from East Ghouta and stands ready to provide more assistance to newly-accessible areas of East Ghouta as soon as access is granted.

      WHO and partners are providing trauma care; medicines, medical supplies and personal protective equipment; mental health support; medical consultations and integrated reproductive health services; antenatal and obstetric care; vaccinations; and support for disease surveillance....etc
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    2. Химатаку в сирийской Думе 7 апреля разыграли перед видеокамерами представители "Белых касок". Это заявление сделал замначальника Главного оперативного управления Генштаба Минобороны России генерал-лейтенант Виктор Познихир.
      По его словам одиозные "Белые каски", которые действуют исключительно в рядах террористов, в очередной раз имитировали "химическую атаку". При этом Познихир добавил, что заявления представителя Всемирной организации здравоохранения (ВОЗ) о 500 отравленных химоружием в Думе являются безответственными. Они могут привести к эскалации ситуации в Сирии с труднопредсказуемыми последствиям.
      Кроме того, подобные безответственные заявления представителя Всемирной организации здравоохранения с высокой трибуны дискредитируют эту организацию.
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    3. WHO spricht von 500 Opfern in Duma: „Niemand hat diese Daten“ – Russlands Generalstab

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    4. The WHO may have fallen for lies coming from flawed sources, when it released a statement reporting that 500 people with signs of chlorine poisoning had been treated in Syria’s Douma, said a senior Russia diplomat...
      The statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday cited “Health Cluster partners” as the source of the information, which the UN body called a source of serious concern. Moscow believes that, considering the controversy surrounding Douma, the WHO has to clarify who those sources were exactly.

      “According to our information, those partners are no one else than representatives of the notorious White Helmets group,” Gennady Gatilov, Russian envoy to the Geneva offices of the United Nations, told journalists.......https://on.rt.com/931y

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    5. The spokesperson chastised the World Health Organization’s “irresponsible proliferation of unreliable and unsubstantiated information” for its statement declaring that 500 people had been admitted into hospitals with “signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.” Russia says that the WHO does not have its own staff in Douma, and was merely passing on disinformation from the White Helmets, and other groups Moscow believes to be associated with Islamic militants.....https://on.rt.com/934i
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  21. El portavoz del presidente ruso, Dmitri Peskov, ha preferido no hacer pronósticos hipotéticos sobre Siria en caso de que EE.UU. lance un ataque contra este país tras el supuesto ataque químico en la localidad de Duma (Guta Oriental)...

    "No nos guiemos por los reportes de los periódicos, sobre todo de los que citan a fuentes efímeras", ha expresado Peskov.

    Asimismo, el portavoz ha expresado la esperanza de que "todos los países eviten dar pasos que en realidad no han sido provocados por nada, pero que podrían desestabilizar la ya frágil situación en la región".

    Peskov ha subrayado que "en el Kremlin todos están a favor de que se realice una investigación objetiva" del supuesto ataque químico, que "aparezcan datos dignos de confianza y no nos basemos en los rumores y reportes vacíos en los medios de comunicación".

    "Es un tema demasiado importante para sacar conclusiones que no estén basadas en nada", ha concluido el portavoz.
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    1. In Syrien ist die Gefahr einer direkten militärischen Konfrontation zwischen Russland und den USA vorhanden und sie ist höher als vor dem Vorfall im syrischen Duma...

      Dies sagte eine Quelle im russischen Außenministerium gegenüber Sputnik am Mittwoch.
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  22. Israeli Minister of Housing: It is time to assassinate Bashar Assad.

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  23. Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

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    1. El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, ha advertido a través de su cuenta de Twitter que Rusia debe estar preparada para un ataque con misiles contra Siria.

      "Rusia promete derribar todos y cada uno de los misiles lanzados contra Siria. ¡Prepárate, Rusia, estarán llegando, bonitos y nuevos e inteligentes! ¡No deberías ser socia del Animal Asesino del Gas que mata a su gente y disfruta!", ha escrito Trump en su cuenta personal.

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    2. Le président a affirmé sur Twitter qu'il était prêt à lancer des frappes sur la Syrie malgré la mise en garde de l'ambassadeur russe au Liban. Ce dernier a déclaré le 10 avril que l'armée russe intercepterait tout missile tiré sur la Syrie.

      Donald Trump s'est dit prêt à lancer des frappes contre la Syrie ce 11 avril.

      «La Russie promet de descendre tout missile tiré sur la Syrie. Prépare-toi Russie, parce qu'ils vont venir, tout beaux, tout nouveaux et "intelligents"», a-t-il lancé sur Twitter. Une allusion sans doute au dévoilement en mars dernier par le président russe Vladimir Poutine de toute une série de nouvelles armes sophistiquées.
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    3. President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that American airstrikes on Syria, in retaliation for a deadly chemical attack, were imminent.

      Trump directed a morning tweet at Russia, the Syrian government’s primary ally in the years-long civil war President Bashar Assad has waged against rebel groups. The Kremlin has warned the U.S. it planned to shoot down any U.S. missiles headed for Syria.

      “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” Trump tweeted. “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
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    4. Responding to Moscow's warning to shoot down any missile fired at Syria, US President Donald Trump has addressed Russia via Twitter, warning of "nice and new and smart" missiles coming to the war-torn country.
      Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took to Facebook to respond to Trump's outburst on Twitter.

      "Smart missiles must strike terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism on its territory for several years," she wrote.
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    5. “Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria’s] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in response to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday.

      She added the US may be seeking to undermine an inspection by chemical weapons experts, who are planning to investigate on the ground in Syria after the alleged attack which sparked the current confrontation between Russia and the US.

      “Are the OPCW inspectors aware that smart missiles are about to destroy all evidence of the chemical weapons use on the ground? Or is that the actual plan – to cover up all evidence of this fabricated attack with smart missile strikes, so that international inspectors had no evidence to look for?” Zakharova asked.
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  24. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday that Australia would support a potential military strike by the United States on Syria in connection with the alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

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  25. Damascus affirmed on Wednesday that the US recent claims against Syria demonstrate lack of principles, values, wisdom and rationality, adding that the chemical weapons’ pretext is an unsubstantiated flimsy argument to target Syria.

    Speaking to SANA, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the reckless escalation by the US is not a surprise as it comes from a country that has sponsored and is still sponsoring terrorism in Syria.
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    1. La Syrie a dénoncé ce 11 avril comme une «escalade dangereuse» les menaces de frappes du président américain Donald Trump contre son territoire, selon l'agence officielle syrienne Sana.

      «Nous ne sommes pas étonnés par cette escalade dangereuse en provenance d'un régime comme celui des Etats-Unis qui a parrainé et parraine encore le terrorisme en Syrie», a fait savoir une source du ministère des Affaires étrangères, citée par Sana.

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  26. Soil Analysis in Douma Didn't Reveal Any Poisonous Substances - Russian MoD

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  27. Syrian Terrorists/Opposition to Launch Counter-Offensive After Possible US Strike ...

    News about a new possible offensive in Syria comes as US President Donald Trump threatens with a missile strike on the country. Washington blames Damascus for conducting an alleged chemical attack in Douma, using reports by the controversial White Helmets as proof. Syria and Russia have denied the accusations, branding them a pretext for invasion.
    A Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander Fateh Hassoun has announced that it will start a new offensive following a possible US strike on Syria. According to him, the FSA is planning on regaining lost areas and capturing new ones. He also claimed that the possible US strike would weaken Damascus' positions and will allow the start of "real negotiations."

    "We will try to take advantage of this strike, […] since these strikes will lead to the dispersion of the regime's forces, the chaos in its ranks and the retreat of the regime. Such circumstances will subsequently prepare the armed forces […] for launching attacks, during which it will be possible to regain control of certain areas and capture new ones," Hassoun said.
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    1. Al-Nusra Positions in Hama, Idlib Province Destroyed by Syrian Armed Forces' Fire

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    2. The Washington-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has called on the US army to provide support for its gunmen to enter Deir Ezzur battlefields to fight against the Syrian Army men and ISIL, militant-affiliated websites reported on Wednesday.
      The websites reported that the terrorists of Maqavir al-Thowrah, affiliated to the Free Syrian Army, have demanded the US army to support them to take part in battle against the Syrian pro-government forces in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.

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    3. En el caso de que EEUU ataque Siria, la oposición empezará una ofensiva para recuperar algunos territorios y conquistar nuevos, dijo a Sputnik uno de los comandantes del Ejército Libre Sirio.

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  28. El Estado Mayor de las Fuerzas Armadas de Rusia ha afirmado que no se encontraron ni heridos ni cuerpos de víctimas en Duma (Siria) tras el supuesto ataque químico reportado en el lugar.

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    1. La défense russe a affirmé que l'attaque chimique présumée dans la ville syrienne de Douma avait été simulée par les Casques blancs.

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    2. Russia is reiterating that its officers who inspected the town of Douma outside the Syrian capital have found no evidence to support claims that a chemical attack happened there.

      Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the Russian military's General Staff says ground samples from Douma showed no trace of chemical agents. He says doctors at a local hospital told the Russians they haven't treated any victims of purported attacks.

      He also noted that local residents told Russian officers they were unaware of any burials of victims of a purported chemical attack.

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  29. Das Pentagon plant Schläge gegen Syrien, ist aber besorgt, dass während dieser Aktionen russische Militärs betroffen sein könnten. Dies schreibt die amerikanische Zeitung „Los Angeles Times“ am Mittwoch.

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  30. The Russian and Syrian fighter jets have been carrying out frequent flights over Syrian coastal waters in the Western Mediterranean Sea after the US threatened to conduct an imminent raid on the Syrian territory.

    Field sources in Lattakia province reported that the Syrian Air Force has sent a number of its fighter jets to the Russia-run Humeimim airbase in Southern Lattakia, adding that the Russian and Syrian forces are to share the Humeimim base in Jebleh.

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  31. El Estado Mayor de las Fuerzas Armadas de Rusia ha afirmado que no se encontraron ni heridos ni cuerpos de víctimas en Duma (Siria) tras el supuesto ataque químico reportado en el lugar.

    Las afirmaciones de un miembro de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) sobre 500 personas supuestamente envenenadas con armas químicas en la ciudad siria de Duma son irresponsables y pueden llevar a una escalada de la situación en Siria, aseguró un representante del Estado Mayor ruso, el teniente general Víktor Poznijir.
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  32. Russian military sources announced that the country's air and naval forces are fully prepared to show immediate response to any possible US attack after Washington dispatched more warships to the Mediterranean sea near Syria.
    The Arabic service of RT news channel quoted a Russian military diplomatic source as warning that any increased military build-up in the Mediterranean will intensify tensions, adding that Moscow is pursuing and assessing the developments.

    He stressed that the Russian A-50 reconnaissance planes have been monitoring the guided-missile destroyer the USS Donald Cook's voyage in the past few days, saying, "The Russian warships are able to give a rapid response if necessary."

    The source noted that the Russian navy also has deployed submarines in the Mediterranean equipped with torpedoes and missiles to destroy marine and ground targets.

    Meantime, Russia's Humeimim airbase in Syria's Lattakia province is equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles of Kh-35 type.
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    1. A senior Russian lawmaker says Russia will engage its warships in the Mediterranean Sea to protect Russian assets in Syria from a possible U.S. strike. Alexei Kondratyev, a deputy head of the upper house's defense committee, said on Wednesday

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  33. Israel held top-level security consultations on Wednesday amid concern it could be targeted by Syria or Iran if the United States strikes Syrian government forces over an alleged poison gas assault.

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  34. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday refused to comment on whether or not her country would support a possible airstrike into Syria, led by the United States.

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  35. The Russian military says it will deploy troops to the Syrian town of Douma that was the site of a purported chemical weapons attack over the weekend.

    Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces said on Wednesday that Russian military police will deploy to Douma on Thursday to ensure security of the town.

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    1. Rusia desplegará a partir del 12 de abril la Policía militar en la ciudad siria de Duma, comunicó el jefe adjunto de la Dirección de Operaciones del Estado Mayor ruso.

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  36. Citée par l'agence RIA, l'armée russe a signalé que les échantillons récupérés sur le lieu de l'attaque chimique présumée en Syrie ne contenait pas de «substances toxiques».

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  37. A number of British military men were held captive by the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, media reports disclosed on Wednesday, saying that they had infiltrated the region for the last month US plot to attack Damascus in collaboration with terrorists and NATO forces that failed.
    The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel's correspondent in Moscow reported that a number of British forces have been captured during the military operations in Eastern Ghouta.

    Earlier reports had disclosed last month that foreign military forces were deployed in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to launch a ground assault against Damascus in cooperation with the US.

    The US and Israel planned to launch attacks on Damascus from several fronts in collaboration with the NATO and Jordan, but the plot failed after the Syrian army scored rapid, major victories in Eastern Ghouta.

    Informed sources disclosed that the US and Israel intended to support the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta by airstrikes so that they could capture vast areas of Damascus to pave the ground for the Syrian government's collapse.

    "After the plot was disclosed, the Syrian-Russian military commanders started operations in Eastern Ghouta to repel it," the sources said.
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    1. «Les USA, le Royaume-Uni, la France et Israël, représentants des terroristes»?...

      Le Conseil de sécurité de l’Onu a rejeté mardi trois projets de résolution, deux russes et un américain, prévoyant d’enquêter sur l’emploi présumé d’armes chimiques en Syrie. Deux experts syriens et un analyste politique libanais ont désigné à Sputnik les pays qui compteraient profiter du regain de terrorisme et même d’une guerre en Syrie.

      Des pays occidentaux, dont les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et la France, semblent soutenir les terroristes, du moins on pourrait le croire en examinant la position que ces pays ont adoptée mardi lors de la réunion du Conseil de sécurité de l’Onu consacrée à l’emploi présumé d’armes chimiques en Syrie, a déclaré à Sputnik Faiz Hawalah, analyste politique syrien et expert de la Russie.

      «La réunion tenue le 10 avril au Conseil de sécurité de l’Onu a montré que nous sommes entrés dans une période de décadence de la morale de la diplomatie mondiale. On peut décrire ce phénomène par une phrase: "Nous, les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni, la France, Israël et leurs alliés, sommes représentants des terroristes et les défendrons jusqu’au bout"», a indiqué l’expert......https://sptnkne.ws/hnjN

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  38. El jefe del Pentágono, James Mattis, ha anunciado que Estados Unidos sigue analizando datos de Inteligencia sobre el supuesto ataque químico en Duma (Guta Oriental, Siria) y que los militares norteamericanos están "preparados para proporcionar opciones militares" si el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump "las considera apropiadas", informa NBC.

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    1. US still assessing data on alleged chemical attack in Syria, defense chief says
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  39. In the event France decides to strike Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces in the city of Douma, it is more likely to launch the attack from an airbase located on its mainland rather than from its bases in the Middle East, Le Figaro reported on Wednesday.

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  40. Facing possible retaliatory strike from Syria if US military launches attack on the Russian-backed regime for a recent chemical weapons attack, minister says Israel must 'be prepared for any scenario.

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    1. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have discussed the situation in Syria over the phone. The Russian leader called for refraining from the actions destabilizing the situation in that country, the Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday.
      "A conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initiated by the Israeli side has been held. [The two sides] discussed the Syrian issue, including in light of the recent missile strikes by the Israeli Air Force on the T-4 airfield in the Homs province. Vladimir Putin stressed it was fundamentally important to respect Syria’s sovereignty and urged to refrain from any moves that further destabilize the situation in that country and pose a threat to its security," the press service said.
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    2. El presidente de Rusia, Vladímir Putin, y el primer ministro de Israel, Benjamín Netanyahu, han mantenido una conversación telefónica sobre la situación en Siria.

      Durante ese diálogo, el líder ruso ha mencionado el ataque israelí contra la base aérea Tiyas (T-4) del Ejército sirio ubicada cerca de la ciudad de Homs, cuya autoría no ha reconocido Tel Aviv.

      Un comunicado emitido por el Kremlin ha subrayado que el presidente de Rusia "ha hecho hincapié en la importancia fundamental de respetar la soberanía de Siria y ha llamado [a Israel] a abstenerse de cualquier acción que sea aún más desestabilizadora para la situación en ese país y que represente una amenaza para su seguridad".

      Ambas partes han mantenido este diálogo a iniciativa de Tel Aviv y han acordado continuar los contactos respecto a este asunto.
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  41. Bolivia ha convocado a consultas al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU para discutir la reacción internacional en torno al presunto ataque químico en Siria. La reunión se efectuaría este jueves a puerta cerrada.

    La Paz también prevé que se aborden las amenazas estadounidenses de intervención militar unilateral en el país árabe.
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    1. Bolivia, another non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has asked for the 15-member council to meet on Thursday "on the escalation of rhetoric regarding Syria and these threats of unilateral military action," its UN ambassador, Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz, has said.

      "There's a consistency in these threats, so we are concerned because any unilateral action would be a violation of the principles and purposes of the (UN) charter," he told reporters, adding that he expected the closed-door meeting to be held on Thursday morning.
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  42. The top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that Tehran would support Damascus against any “foreign aggression”, in an apparent response to Trump’s comments about a possible military strike in Syria.

    “We will stand by Syria’s government against any foreign aggression ... Iran backs Syria in its fight against America and the Zionist Regime (Israel),” Ali Akbar Velayati told state TV during a visit to Syria's Eastern Ghouta.
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  43. Si la Russie optait pour le recours à la force, elle devrait neutraliser les deux destroyers américains.
    Pour commencer, il lui faudrait utiliser des systèmes de guerre électronique pour brouiller tous les systèmes électroniques des navires américains — c'est-à-dire les aveugler complètement. L'armée russe possède déjà une telle expérience: le 10 avril 2014, le fameux USS Donald Cook avait pénétré en mer Noire. Un bombardier russe Su-24 doté du système Khibiny avait émis un brouillage si puissant que tous les appareils électroniques du destroyer américain étaient tombés en panne.

    Le contingent russe disposerait de tels moyens.

    Quand les systèmes de guerre électronique mettront hors service les systèmes électroniques des navires américains, des avions Su-30SM, Su-35S, Su-34 et Su-24M embarquant des missiles air-mer Kh-31 AD (code Otan AS-17 Krypton) et Kh-35 (code Otan AS-20 Kayak) pourraient attaquer directement les destroyers américains......https://sptnkne.ws/hnkk

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  44. Vor US-Angriff? Assad soll Kampfjets auf russischem Stützpunkt versteckt haben...

    Das syrische Militärkommando soll unbestätigten Medienberichten zufolge im Rahmen der Vorbereitung auf einen möglichen US-Schlag einen Teil der syrischen Fliegerkräfte auf den russischen Luftwaffenstützpunkt Hmeimim verlegt und Militärs aus etlichen Befehlsständen hinausbeordert haben.
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    1. Syria’s military has repositioned some of its aerial assets to avoid fallout from possible missile strikes, US officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The officials declined to comment further and it was not clear whether the Syrian actions would affect US military planning for potential action against the regime.

      But Syria’s attempt to shelter aircraft, perhaps by locating them alongside Russian military hardware that Washington might be reluctant to strike, could limit the damage that the United States and its allies might be able to inflict on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military.
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  45. El comentarista del Washington Post Ishaan Tharoor ha advertido que una acción militar de Donald Trump contra Siria no aportará ninguna victoria a Donald Trump y podría dar lugar a un desastre.

    “Para Trump, que ama “ganar” no hay ninguna ganancia en Siria, pero él tiene todavía la capacidad de empeorar las cosas”.

    El periódico señala que el presidente sirio, Bashar al Assad, ha consolidado su poder y que el Ejército ha ido destruyendo de manera firme y continuada las restantes bolsas de rebelión.

    El periódico señala que un ataque militar norteamericano no podría alterar la trayectoria de la guerra, máxime teniendo en cuenta el apoyo de Rusia e Irán a Siria. “Algunos misiles de crucero no cambiarán nada”, señaló el equipo editorial del Washington Post esta semana.
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  46. UK Prime Minister Theresa May appears ready to get the UK involved in a possible military strike against Syria without seeking the Parliament’s approval, the BBC reports citing “well-placed sources.”
    May reportedly sees an “urgent” need for a response, according to government insiders. She also appears to believe a military intervention will prevent further chemical incidents in Syria.
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  47. Pourquoi les «missiles intelligents» US n’ont pas «été employés contre les terroristes»?...

    Le député syrien Ammar al-Assad a déclaré à Sputnik que seuls «les terroristes disposaient de substances toxiques», que Trump avait du mal à accepter l'idée d'avoir perdu «ses mercenaires dans la Ghouta» et a commenté l'idée du Président US d'employer des «missiles intelligents» en Syrie.
    Dans une interview accordée à Sputnik, un député syrien, Ammar al-Assad, est revenu sur les propos de Donald Trump au sujet d'une attaque aux «missiles intelligents» contre la Syrie.

    «Mais pourquoi ces missiles n'ont-ils pas été employés dès le début de la crise syrienne contre les terroristes? Nous n'avons entendu que des menaces répétées à l'égard du pouvoir légitime de la Syrie», a-t-il indiqué.

    Il a affirmé dans ce contexte que «les frappes américaines ne profitaient qu'aux groupes terroristes qui combattent contre l'État syrien» et que la Syrie était prête à n'importe quel scénario de développements.....https://sptnkne.ws/hnpR

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  48. Rusia: "La demora de la investigación del supuesto ataque químico en Duma es inaceptable"...

    "Celebramos la decisión del director general de la Secretaría Técnica de la OPAQ, Ahmet Uzumcu, de enviar a expertos a Duma con el fin de aclarar lo más rápido posible todas las circunstancias del incidente", ha indicado la Cancillería rusa en un comunicado respecto al supuesto ataque químico que habría tenido lugar en esa localidad siria el pasado 7 de abril.

    "Creemos que, en las condiciones de una acérrima campaña antisiria desplegada por los países occidentales, esa demora en la inspección de la OPAQ es inaceptable", ha subrayado el Ministerio de Exteriores de Rusia.

    Asimismo, la Cancillería rusa ha expresado sus esperanzas de que "las autoridades sirias brinden la asistencia necesaria para el trabajo de la misión de investigación de uso de armas químicas en Siria, y de que la secretaría técnica de la OPAQ notifique en un futuro cercano a todos los miembros de la Convención sobre armas químicas el progreso de la investigación".
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  49. According to the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper, British submarines have been ordered to move within missile range of Syria, as strikes against the Assad regime are expected as early as Thursday night.

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  50. Syria 'chemical attack': US weighs up military response...

    The US says "all options are on the table" in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action.
    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that no final decision had been taken on military strikes.
    But she said the US holds Russia and Syria responsible for the incident.
    The US National Security Council is to meet on Thursday, while UK PM Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting....etc
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  51. Toutefois, après les tweets présidentiels va-t-en-guerre du matin, la Maison Blanche s'est montrée plus prudente dans l'après-midi. "Le président tient la Syrie et la Russie pour responsables de cette attaque aux armes chimiques", mais "toutes les options sont sur la table, la décision finale n'a pas été prise", a déclaré sa porte-parole, Sarah Sanders.
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  52. Dans le contexte des menaces du Président américain sur d'éventuelles frappes contre le territoire syrien, la compagnie aérienne koweïtienne Kuweit Airwais a pris la décision d'annuler ses vols vers la capitale libanaise, Beyrouth.
    Le Koweït a suspendu tous ses vols réguliers en direction de Beyrouth à des fins de sécurité vu des avertissements émis par les autorités chypriotes.

    «Nous avons décidé de suspendre les vols en direction de Beyrouth à partir de ce jeudi 12 avril», est-il dit sur la page Twitter de la compagnie Kuweit Airwais.
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  53. The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump's belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week's alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad.
    Asked to respond to Moscow's claims that the "civil defense" group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, was behind the April 7 incident, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the media during an emergency briefing that "the intelligence provided certainly paints a different picture, and the President holds Syria and Russia responsible."

    When confronted about US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' statement that the US was still "assessing intelligence" about the specifics of what happened in the Islamist-controlled suburb of Damascus, Huckabee Sanders answered that she "can't get into the details," but that the administration was "confident" that the attack was ordered by advancing government forces.
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  54. British PM order submarines to get within missile range to Syria - newspaper
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  55. Syrien-Konflikt: Weißes Haus relativiert Trumps Raketendrohung
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  56. Syrien-Krieg: Guterres warnt vor Kontrollverlust
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  57. Syrie : l’ONU alerte sur le risque d’une « situation hors contrôle »
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  58. 'Americans Planned Military Intervention': No Plans for Aftermath – Analyst
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  59. US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to clarify that he never specified when the US would conduct an attack on Syria.
    “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place,” Trump wrote on Thursday. “Could be very soon or not so soon at all!”
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    1. Une éventuelle attaque américaine contre la Syrie pourrait avoir lieu «très bientôt ou pas», a affirmé le chef de la Maison-Blanche sur son compte Twitter.
      Donald Trump a ajouté un peu plus de suspense au drame syrien en indiquant sur son compte Twitter qu'une attaque américaine contre la Syrie pourrait intervenir «très bientôt ou pas».
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    2. President Trump raised the prospect today of delaying military strikes against Syria for weeks as he tried to keep the Assad regime guessing about the timing and scale of the response to last week's gas attack.“Never said when an attack on Syria would take place,” Mr Trump tweeted.

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    3. President Donald Trump says an attack on Syria could take place “very soon or not so soon at all!”

      The president made the statement in a tweet Thursday morning. Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to “get ready” for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend’s suspected chemical weapons attack.

      But his tweet Thursday said he “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place.”

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    4. President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to cloud the timing of potential airstrikes on Syria, a day after indicating they were imminent.

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    5. El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, se ha pronunciado respecto a la posibilidad de ataques estadounidenses contra Siria, en represalia al supuesto ataque químico reportado en la ciudad siria de Duma.

      "Nunca dije cuándo tendría lugar un ataque a Siria. ¡Podría ser muy pronto o no tan pronto!", afirmó el mandatario.
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  60. The French president promised to make a decision on whether or not to strike Syria 'when the time comes', and promised that Paris would not allow an escalation in the region.
    According to Emmanuel Macron, France's possible Syrian response would come 'at a time of its choosing.'

    The president said he would decide on whether to hit Syria after the necessary verifications are carried out. "We will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective," he said.
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    1. «Nous avons la preuve que des armes chimiques ont été utilisées par le régime de Bachar el-Assad», a affirmé le président français Emmanuel Macron ce 12 avril au cours d'une interview sur TF1, répondant aux questions de Jean-Pierre Pernault.

      Interviewé ce 12 avril par Jean-Pierre Pernault sur TF1, le président français Emmanuel Macron a fait savoir que la France avait «la preuve» que «des armes chimiques ont été utilisées par le régime de Bachar el-Assad». «Nous aurons des décisions à prendre en temps voulu», a poursuivi le locataire de l'Elysée.

      Il a également signalé que la France prendrait une décision sur d'éventuelles frappes en Syrie «en temps voulu» et quand toutes les informations concernant une supposée attaque chimique auraient été «vérifiées».

      Le président de la République a ajouté qu'il n'autorisera pas une «escalade» dans la région.
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    2. El jefe del Pentágono, James Mattis, reconoció que EE.UU. no tiene pruebas del uso de cloro o sarín en el presunto ataque del 7 de abril en la localidad siria de Duma. Según Mattis, la única prueba del Pentágono de que este incidente tuvo lugar provino de informes de medios.

      "Ha habido varios ataques de este tipo. En muchos casos, usted sabe que no tenemos tropas, no estamos involucrados en el terreno allí, así que no puedo decir que tuviéramos pruebas, a pesar de que contáramos con muchos indicios de medios y redes sociales de que se usó cloro o sarín", ha admitido Mattis al ser preguntado en el Congreso por el presunto ataque en la ciudad siria de Duma.
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  61. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 12 that a range of measures must be considered to tackle the crisis in Syria, but German forces will not attack the Syrian Army or other government forces...

    She also said that "it is important to show unity on Syria" and warned that it's "obvious" the Syrian government has not destroyed its entire stockpile of chemical weapons, as it agreed to do in 2013.

    "Germany will not take part in possible military action — I want to make clear again that there are no decisions — but we see, and support this, that everything is being done to send a signal that this use of chemical weapons is not acceptable," Chancellor Merkel said on Thursday.
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  62. Putin discusses situation in Syria with President of Turkish regime...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with the President of Turkish regime Recep Tayyip Erdogan the situation in Syria.

    The two sides expressed, during a phone call, concern over the current aggravation of the situation in and around Syria amid allegations about the use of chemical weapons in the city of Douma, the Kremlin press service said.

    They also stressed the importance of ensuring the necessary conditions for the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors travelling to Syria.

    The statement also affirmed that the two sides underlined the need of intensifying the Syrian political settlement process based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and the decision made by the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, agreeing to continue bilateral contacts at different levels.
    SANA

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  63. Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari: The Syrian government will facilitate access of OPCW team to any point they want to reach in Douma

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  64. Three Russian long-range bombers left their host airbase in southwest Russia, today, traveling to an unknown location, defense analyst Babak Taghvaee reported...

    Taghvaee pointed out that the one of the planes was a Tu-95MS and the other two were Tu-160 strategic bombers that possess the ability to fire cruise missiles.

    The three bombers were escorted by Il-78M tankers and Su-35 fighter jets, Taghvaee added.

    The destination for these planes is still unknown, but given the ongoing crisis in Syria, they could be heading back to the Hamedan Airbase in western Iran.
    almasdarnews.com

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  65. Le secrétaire général de l’Otan arrivera lundi à Ankara pour tâter le terrain concernant l’utilisation de la base aérienne d’Incirlik en cas d’opération des États-Unis et de leurs alliés en Syrie, selon le porte-parole de la diplomatie turque.
    Le secrétaire général de l'Otan, Jens Stoltenberg, se propose d'évoquer lundi prochain à Ankara la possibilité d'utiliser la base aérienne d'Incirlik dans l'hypothèse d'une opération des États-Unis et de leurs alliés en Syrie.

    «La question liée à l'utilisation de la base d'Incirlik en cas de début d'opérations militaires en Syrie sera discutée lors de la visite à Ankara de Jens Stoltenberg lundi (16 avril, ndlr)», a déclaré le porte-parole du ministère turc des Affaires étrangères, Hami Aksoy.
    SPUTNIK.FR

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  66. Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has stressed that the Syrian government will facilitate the access of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon's (OPCW) team members to any point they want in Douma.

    In a press statement on Thursday in New York, al-Jaafari said that the OPCW has informed the Syrian government that it will send a team to Syria, whose members will arrive on Thursday and Friday.

    According to SANA, al-Jaafari pointed out that any delaying or confusing on this visit will be a result of a political pressure practiced on the OPCW by US, UK, France and their allies to hinder the experts’ visit.

    Speaking about the experts’ working schedule, al-Jaafari said that “when will they start work? This subject is due to them and we are ready to accompany them wherever they want to go and at any time, as the first batch of the team arrived in Beirut.”

    He pointed out that there are terms of reference agreed between the Syrian government and the OPCW, which are applied in dealing with such cases.

    In response to a question about who used chemicals in Syria, al-Jaafari said that “we have said it many times. They are the terrorists. They have chemical substances form the Libyan stock for a long time and that the arrival of these substances were facilitated by the Turkish, Saudi, American and French intelligences. They smuggled chemicals from Libya to Istanbul on civil airlines and the person responsible for the smuggling of these materials was Haitham al-Qassar.”

    He affirmed that the British policy is a part of the problem and not part of the solution, adding that Britain has pushed the US through history to undertake adventures in failed wars.

    “So we do not pay attention to what the British government might say because we already know that Britain is pushing for escalation, the complexity of the international situation and working against peace and stability in the world,” said al-Jaafari.

    As for the US stance when Syria will head the presidency of the Conference on Disarmament, al-Jaafari said that “it is not up to the US, UK or France to determine who will be and who will not be the president of the conference. We will chair this conference when our turn comes.”
    [syriatimes.sy]
    12/4/18

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  67. According to a new statement from Downing Street, the United Kingdom's prime minister and top-level advisers "agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime."

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  68. The threats to take military action against Damascus already constitute a violation of the UN Charter, Russia’s envoy to the UN said, expressing hopes that the situation will not escalate beyond the “point of no return.”
    “The threat to international peace and security is a violation of the UN charter. We’re very concerned with the situation, with this dangerous escalation. We hope that there will be no point of no return, that the US and their allies will refrain from military action against the sovereign state,” Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told reporters on Thursday.
    RT

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  69. Rusia ha solicitado que el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas se reúna este 13 de abril para discutir la situación en Siria, según han manifestado diplomáticos rusos e informa Reuters.

    De acuerdo con esa agencia, los representantes de Rusia han pedido al secretario general de la ONU, António Guterres, que informe públicamente de su solicitud a los 15 miembros de ese organismo.

    Anteriormente, el representante permanente de Rusia ante la ONU, Vasili Nebenzia, ha asegurado que la prioridad en la situación actual es evitar la amenaza de una situación de guerra en Siria.

    "Rusia espera que la situación siria no llegue a un punto de no retorno y que Estados Unidos y sus aliados se abstengan de realizar acciones unilaterales", ha afirmado este diplomático ruso tras las consultas a puerta cerrada sobre Siria que han tenido lugar en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU.

    Nebenzia ha calificado de "inconcebible" la posibilidad de que Washington pueda atacar objetivos en Siria donde se encuentran tropas rusas.
    RT.ES

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  70. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took pains on Thursday to walk back President Trump's threats of an imminent strike on Syria, reflecting mounting concerns at the Pentagon that a concerted bombing campaign could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West

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