War clash of super powers.The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev revealed that Russia and United States was on the verge of a military clash after the US bombed a Syrian air base in what the Putin called a breaking of international law.
|Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev|
Laying more emphasis on the alleged breaking of the law by the US than getting to the root of the chemical attack, Dmitry Medvedev said America’s strikes on Bashar al-Assad’s regime could have led to ‘combat clashes’ between the two global powers and the US had contravened international law.
But in response to the accusations, the US said it had made sure to warn Russia of the impending Syrian air strikes an hour before they happened on Thursday. A revelation they made in good faith, since the attack was supposed to be top secret.
The Pentagon also said they made sure to strike Syrian military positions where they knew Russian personnel would not be.
Here is the full facebook post of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:
‘That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, Isis (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia.
‘Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.
‘Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.
‘One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech.
‘Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.’
Tension continues to rise as Russia and Iran—both Syrian Allies threaten US with military action if further attacks on Syria are carried out.