US is “disappointed but not surprised” at Russia’s response to its missile strikes on a Syrian airbase which was suspected for the storing of chemical weapons, that were also used in Idlib chemical attack on Saturday. At least six people were killed by the US missile strike with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Friday over a Shariat military base in Homs, Syrian province.
Syria’s coalition country Russia accused US of encouraging “terrorists”. “I’m disappointed in that response,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “It indicates their continued support for the Assad regime and, in particular, their continued support for a regime that carries out these type of horrendous attacks on their own people,” he added, “So I find it very disappointing, but, sadly, I have to tell you, not all that surprising.”
Nikki Haley said, “We are prepared to do more but we hope that will not be necessary,” she said. “It is in our vital national security interest to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons,” She claimed, “Strengthening Assad will only lead to more murders,”
Russian Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Vladimir Safronov, criticised the US missile strikes over Syria airbase as an “illegitimate” act. “When you take your own path, this leads to horrible tragedies in the region,” he stated.
Meanwhile Russia also warned US from any further missile strikes over Syria army, as Russia also deployed a armed ship in the region after the US 59 TomaHawk missile strike. US ambassador Nikki Haley explained that the airbase striked by US was suspected for the storage of chemical weapons, that were also used in Idlib attack.