Friday, April 7, 2017

Russia Calls U.S. Strike on Syria ‘Act of Aggression’, Suspends Deconfliction Deal

MOSCOW — Russia reacted strongly to America's missile strike on Syria early Friday, calling it an "act of aggression" and suspending an agreement that prevents direct conflict between U.S. and Russia forces in the region.

The launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles was an "egregious and obvious violation of international law that cannot be justified," its foreign ministry said in a statement.

It called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting "to discuss" the response.

President Vladimir Putin also believes the response will further harm relations between Washington and Moscow, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov told local news agencies. 

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