Russia and Iran have created ‘red lines,’ in Syria following US air strikes on an airbase which is thought to have been responsible for an Assad chemical attack on civilians.
The two countries stated that the recent US air strikes in Syria cross their ‘red lines’ and that any further action to cross these lines will be met with retaliation.
The alliance’s joint command center said, “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”
According to the Daily Caller:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a close ally of both Russia and Iran. In fact, the two countries are largely responsible for assuring his position since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011. Assad was once thought to be on the verge of defeat two years ago, but he has since made a comeback thanks to Russian air strikes and Iranian ground support.
Russia has claims that Assad isn’t responsible for the sarin gas attack, saying that it was actually committed by terrorists. The Syrian president is known to have previously used chemical weapons against his own population, but he was supposed to have given his stockpile to Russia in 2013, according to an international agreement.