Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

"Such attempts won't succeed", Lavrov said. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants warned that any unilateral action by the U.S.is unacceptable.

"Within the framework of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, we will insist on the immediate dispatch of inspectors both to the site of the incident and the airbase where our western colleagues claim missiles were loaded with chemical substances", Lavrov said.

Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned the USA strike as "a flagrant aggression" against the Arab country, and said Washington's real objective was to "weaken the strength of the Syrian army in confronting terrorist groups".

The April 4 sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun killed scores of people and prompted the USA to launch a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.

The polarized positions were evident at the UN Security Council Wednesday, when Russian Federation vetoed a Western-drafted resolution that would have required Syrian cooperation in an investigation into the suspected chemical attack.

He said: "If our USA colleagues and some European nations believe that their version is right, they have no reason to fear the creation of such an independent group".


The U.S. hasn't shown evidence that Assad was responsible for the April 4 attack in Idlib, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where Putin was attending a collective-defense meeting of former Soviet republics.

"In the context of Western hysteria, it's essential not to give in to provocations and not to allow anything that might undermine efforts exerted as part of the Astana and Geneva processes", Lavrov said, referring to Syria peace talks. Publications including in the US and the United Kingdom have highlighted "many inconsistencies" in the version of events in Syria's Idlib province that was used to justify the American airstrikes, he said.

Lavrov said Russia, Iran and Syria have demanded a "thorough, objective and unbiased investigation" under the auspices of the OPCW, insisting it must use "independent experts", including from Moscow.

Muallem said the three countries will continue the joint fight against terrorism in Syria.

Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an global probe into last week's chemical attack there.

The Khan Sheikhoun incident prompted the first direct USA military action against Assad's government since the war began, with 59 cruise missiles hitting the Shayrat airbase three days after the suspected chemical attack. 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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