Iran has long backed the Assad Syrian regime, so it is of no surprise to the US government that Iran came out to publicly make threats to the US – using Syria. Iran calls on Syria to “make the US regret its attack”, after Russia threatened the US as well, if President Trump tries any more military interference.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has come out to say that the US was not operating ‘within international frameworks’ when it came to our attack on the Syrian air base.
Rouhani said: “Americans have never acted within international frameworks, and one instance is the sanctions they impose against Iran, unreasonably considering themselves as the world’s leader. The Syrian people and army must give a response (to the US) that makes Americans regret their attack.”
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Rouhani called his critics ‘smoke machines, disseminating black smoke everywhere’ and also criticised the United States for imposing sanctions on Iran.
Last night, in an ominous threat raising the prospect of war, Iranian and Russian forces said the US President had crossed a ‘red line’ with his missile attack.
‘From now on we will respond with force to any breach of red lines and America knows our ability to respond well,’ the military chiefs said in a joint statement with militant group Hezbollah.
The Russian Embassy in London suggested on Sunday night there could be ‘real war’ if Moscow is presented with an ultimatum over Syria.
But UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will lead a push on Monday for Russia to face tough new sanctions unless it withdraws its support for Assad.
At a G7 meeting in Italy, Johnson will call for Moscow to be threatened with isolation from the international community and a raft of economic punishments.
Johnson also insisted the US could carry out further strikes against the Syrian regime over use of chemical weapons.
Russia was kicked out of the club of industrialized nations, formerly the G-8, after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
But the prospect of being allowed back into the elite club is also expected to be held out as an incentive for cooperating.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US will stand up to anyone who commits crimes against humanity.