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'US struck Syria when it had chance at peace'

IANS  |  Moscow 

The US and its allies delivered a military strike against precisely at the moment when the country received a chance for a peaceful future, said.

"Those behind it lay claim to moral leadership in this world and declare their exclusiveness and uniqueness," TASS news agency quoted Zakharova as saying in a post late Friday night.

"In fact, it takes a very peculiar kind of uniqueness to attack Syria's capital at a time when the country has received a chance for peace at last".

On Friday night, the US, and the UK launched coordinated strikes in as sought to "punish" his Syrian counterpart for a in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, that killed over 70 people.

The strikes targeted three facilities associated with Syria's arsenal, including a scientific research facility around Damascus, a storage facility around alleged to be used for and a nearby command post, according to the

Immediately after the attack, Russia's issued a statement saying: "The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard," TASS news agency reported.

"A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again we're being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

"Insulting the of is unacceptable and inadmissible. The US, possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to blame other countries," added.

The has not commented if had been notified over the strikes.

A told TASS that nothing could be said at this point.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 09:38 IST
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