Russia warns of ‘negative consequences’ if US targets Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Russia should reconsider their relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a chemical weapons attack that killed scores of people, many of them children.VIDEO: REUTERS
Mounzer Mounzer (right), Syria's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, talks to an aide duing an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about a chemical attack in Syria at United Nations headquarters in New York.
Mounzer Mounzer (right), Syria's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, talks to an aide duing an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about a chemical attack in Syria at United Nations headquarters in New York.PHOTO: EPA

UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) – Russia’s deputy United Nations  envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, warned on Thursday (April 7) of “negative consequences” if the United States carries out military strikes on Syria over a deadly toxic gas attack. 

“We have to think about negative consequences, negative consequences, and all the responsibility if military action occurred will be on shoulders of those who initiated such doubtful and tragic enterprise,” Safronkov told reporters when asked about possible US strikes.

When asked what those negative consequences could be, he said: “Look at Iraq, look at Libya.”  

 

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