Vladimir Putin warns of global 'chaos' if West attacks Syria again

GETTYThe US has denied Syria shot down any missiles

GETTYThe US has denied Syria shot down any missiles

The US President has declared the US, UK and French strikes on Syria a success, as Russian Federation has described them unlawful.

The leader of Hezbollah, the Lebonon-based, Iranian-backed militant group, said the strikes have strained worldwide relations and could totally "torpedo" United Nations peace talks in Geneva. "We are being threatened".

Mr Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow that what is hampering a swift resolution of the mission's visit to the Syrian town of Douma, near Damascus, the site of the alleged chemical attack, is "the consequences of the illegal, unlawful military action", a reference to Saturday's punitive air strikes.

· Russian Federation reported that the Syrian air defense systems intercepted around 70 of the missiles that had been fired towards the targets in Syria but the United States chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford said he was aware of no initial losses.

The strikes have ratcheted up worldwide tension, as the United States and Russian Federation exchanged threats of retaliation.

Mrs May's government has insisted the punitive strikes were legal, releasing a statement that said they were aimed at alleviating the "extreme humanitarian suffering" of the Syrian people by reducing the chemical weapons capabilities of President Bashar Al Assad's regime.

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· From the French side, the strikes involved 12 cruise missiles, fighter jets and warships.

Iran also issued strong statements early Saturday condemning the strikes.

Britain's Foreign Secretary is defending the US -led strikes on Syria.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, November 1, 2017.

During the UN Security Council emergency meeting held on Saturday, Russia and USA envoys indulged in a bitter exchange.

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Syria was subject to a tripartite attack by the USA, the United Kingdom and France on April 14, with the aggressors launching over 100 missiles at targets across the Arab state.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the military strikes violated the UN Charter and that if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in global relations", according to a Kremlin statement on Sunday. Yet he made no mention of a possible Russian military response.

Pictures show the before and after images of a research centre and a chemical weapons bunker hit by missiles yesterday.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country's alleged chemical weapons facilities.

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