Russia, Iran, Syria Issue Warning to US

This week, Russian Federation vetoed a USA -backed United Nations resolution condemning Syria for the attack, arguing that the global community needs to do more before it points its finger at Syria. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable.

The April 4 attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed scores of people and prompted the United States to launch a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in response, its first direct assault on the Assad government in the six-year-old conflict. Lavrov used that press conference to lambaste Washington for recent USA military interventions and past attempts at regime change.

"There's growing evidence that this was staged", Lavrov said, according to Bloomberg News.

The three agreed that the probe should be carried out by a well-balanced team of experts under the auspices of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the United Nations chemical weapons watchdog, Lavrov said.

Russia, Iran and Syria want an independent investigation and those opposed to the call "don't have a clear conscience", Lavrov said.

"The investigation into this high-profile incident must be transparent and leave no doubt that someone is trying to hide something". He added that Russia, Iran and Syria have "common procedures against any aggression", but wouldn't offer specifics.

Lavrov that Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances they were there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq.

The US strike has been condemned by Tehran and Moscow, two main allies of Damascus in fight against terrorism, while the Syrian Armed Forces' General Command deplored US missile attack on Shayrat military airport, adding the move made clearer that the US is a partner of ISIL and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists in the war-hit country.

Russian Federation has staunchly backed Assad's government throughout Syria's six-year civil war. It has conducted an air campaign in Syria since September 2015, saving Assad from imminent collapse and helping reverse military fortunes.

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