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British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the two countries - whose forces now control the town east of Damascus - of trying to cover up evidence.
Experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog are now in Damascus and have been waiting to visit the site of the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma, just east of Damascus.
"But the fact of the matter is that Bashar al-Assad is responsible yet again for gassing and killing innocent men, women and children". The Russian government accused the United Kingdom of staging the attack, which the British government says is "ludicrous". Douma was freed by Syrian government forces last week, after a Russia-brokered agreement with Jaysh al-Islam militants occupying the town resulted in their mass evacuation to Syria's north. Civilians who had been forced to endure life under the militants left the town through humanitarian corridors in their thousands.
The U.S. State Department had accused Russian Federation of trying to block the inspectors from investigating the deadly attack in Douma "by making it more complicated" for the specialists to do their work.
"We are concerned they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW fact-finding mission to conduct an effective investigation", he said.
A United Nations official says a U.N. team on a security mission to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was sacked upon and had to return to its base in Damascus.
The U.S. military has said there was "probably" chlorine and "possibly" sarin at "possibly" all the sites.
Asked when the United Nations security team would make another visit, he said, "as soon as practicable".
But a Washington Post report said President Donald Trump abandoned that idea following the missile strike, and was unlikely to approve additional penalties without a new provocation. Trump was also willing to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, she added, while indicating that no such encounter was imminent. "Unfettered access is essential", it said in a statement. Packing its bags and vacating the playing field to the likes of Russia, Iran, and Hizballah is escapism masquerading as strategy.
A Pentagon spokesman referred Reuters to Mattis' warning to Assad and his forces to "not perpetrate another chemical weapons attack for which they will be held accountable".
The US and France say they have evidence that poison gas was used in the April 7 attack in Douma, killing at least 40 people, and that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military was behind it.
In response, the United States, France and Britain conducted unprecedented missile strikes on Syrian military installations, but Paris admitted on Tuesday they were a matter of "honour" that had solved nothing.
He and Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, were said to have been pushing for a more robust strike. This was at the very beginning after this information (of the attack) appeared. He further suggested that Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.
"Wednesday is when we expect the arrival of the OPCW experts and Russian Federation is not preventing this in any way", Igor Kirillov said.
The inspectors arrived in Damascus on the day of the Western strikes but had not been allowed to enter Douma.
Syria and its ally Russian Federation denied responsibility for the April 7 attack.
On Tuesday, Syrian state media said air defence had shot down missiles over the central province of Homs, with the strikes reportedly targeting regime air bases.
USA officials said the assessment was that the strikes, particularly on Barzah, did degrade Syria's chemical weapons capability.
Even if they find that weapons have been used, the inspectors can't say who deployed them.
The players know that, I don't need to tell them. "Now we have a mini-league for six games and we are going to try and close it". We have to do it from tomorrow. "In football it can happen, of course it can, I assure you", Guardiola said.
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Perhaps that should be extended to cover water-based interviews, as Mike Bushell would no doubt agree. "I didn't see the step!" Just before the plunge, Bushell can be heard saying: "I'm going to be careful because I've got a sound pack on".
Among the other guests will be Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn or other politicians to their wedding.
During his knock, he didn't die wondering and haemorrhaged runs in the power-play, much to the agony of Gautam Gambhir's men. Kings XI Punjab have started the season on a winning note and Ashwin would be telling his boys to nail the basics.
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The Food City 500 is his second consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory this season and second in a row at Bristol. Larson, 25, was also leading on a previous red flag period for weather less than a half hour earlier Sunday afternoon.
If they win out, or if Cleveland were to lose to the Knicks while Philadelphia went 1-1, the 76ers would maintain that third spot. The Philadelphia 76ers (51-3) are the hottest team in the National Basketball Association winning 15 games in a row.
Catie Turner teamed up with pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer to sing a duet of Grammer's own song " Good to Be Alive ". Brandon Diaz perhaps took the biggest risk of the night, singing "Hello" in front of the man who wrote the love song.
USA recklessness in Syria
She also acknowledged Sunday that relations between the USA and Russian Federation , an Assad supporter, are "very strained". However, Syria has forced us to take action by its use of chemical weapons . "We'll see how smart he is", Haley said .
Volkswagen names new CEO in sudden shift
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Trump declares 'McCabe is Comey' in wild rage-tweet
Trump is also said to have asked McCabe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election, although he has personally disputed that. That was one of four times that McCabe "lacked candor" in talking about the story, the report said.
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Russia Jams American Drones in Syria, US Says
Any U.S. strike is likely to involve naval assets, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defense systems. Last year, Russian Federation mocked the attack on a Syrian airbase, claiming it was operational just a day or so later.
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Their business was already settled. "The Reeds lived and died with every shot on the back nine, hooting and hollering at the TV". Reed's brash confidence and go-it-alone mentality have reportedly not endeared him to many of his PGA Tour colleagues.