United Nations chief warns 'Cold War is back' as Syria strikes loom

United Nations chief warns 'Cold War is back' as Syria strikes loom

The UN Secretary General did not condemn the actions of the states, which conducted attacks in Syria.

The Kremlin turned the tables on the United Kingdom on Friday after Theresa May, Donald Trump and several European leaders accused the Syrian government, supported by Russian Federation and Iran, of carrying out the suspected attack. He strongly backed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' fact-finding mission to investigate last weekend's suspected poison gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, saying the first OPCW team is already in Syria and "a second is expected today or tomorrow".

"It's some of the worst piece of fake news we've yet seen from the Russian Federation propaganda machine".

Maj Gen Konashenkov said that "powerful pressure from London was exerted on representatives of the so-called White Helmets to quickly stage the premeditated provocation". "You shouldn't be friends with the animal that is killing people by chemical weapons and enjoys it", wrote trump.

The statement said none of the patients had any symptoms of chemical poisoning. "I really am", she said in remarks addressed to Nebenzia.

He also said the Middle East region is facing "a true Gordian knot - different fault lines crossing each other and creating a highly volatile situation with risks of escalation, fragmentation and division as far as the eye can see with profound regional and global ramifications".

The three allies said Syrian President Bashar al Assad's repeated use of chemical wepons posed a threat to the world.

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At a tense United Nations security council meeting, Russian Federation insisted images of the dead had been staged - prompting Secretary General Antonio Guterres to say the Cold War is "back with a vengeance".

He said the Middle East is in such "peril" today that it has become a threat to worldwide peace and security, adding that Syria "represents the most serious threat".

"Increasing tensions and the inability to reach a compromise in the establishment of an accountability mechanism threaten to lead to a full-blown military escalation", he warned.

Guterres lamented the UNSC's failure this week to issue a mandate to investigate the reports of use of chemical weapons in Syria and offered his support to the limited inspection by the OPCW now underway in Douma.

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Guterres was speaking as the USA and its allies are deciding on whether to use military force to punish the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma last week.

"But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defence of a principle on which we all agree".

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