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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:27 PM

Russia's Putin predicts global 'chaos' if West hits Syria again [View all]

Source: Reuters




APRIL 15, 2018 / 6:29 AM / UPDATED 14 MINUTES AGO

MOSCOW/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, while signs emerged that Moscow and Washington want to pull back from the worst crisis in their relations for years.

Putin made his remarks in a telephone conversation with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria on Saturday over a suspected poison gas attack.

A Kremlin statement said Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the multi-sided, seven-year conflict that has killed at least half a million people.

“Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations,” a Kremlin statement said.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/russias-putin-predicts-global-chaos-if-west-hits-syria-again-idUSKBN1HM0BK

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