Putin: Russia Has Data on New Provocations Planned against Syrian Authorities

MOSCOW- Russia has data that new provocations are planned in Syria with the goal of putting the blame on Damascus for allegedly using chemical weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters after talks with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday.

"We have information from different sources that these provocations - I cannot call them otherwise - are being prepared in other regions of Syria, including in the southern suburbs of Damascus where there are plans to throw some substance and accuse the official Syrian authorities," Putin said as quoted by Itar Tass.

Slovakian and Czech MPs Say US Aggression on Syria Based on False Pretenses

Slovakian and Czech MPs have condemned the US aggression carried out last Friday on Syria under false pretenses.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Chairman of European Committee in Slovakian Parliament strongly denounced the US aggression on Syria, saying that it was carried out against a sovereign state without authorization from the United Nations.

Ľuboš Blaha, who is a member of parliament for the left-wing SMER-SD party, warned on his Facebook page that this criminal act will lead to a tragedy, recalling that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was carried out under false pretexts.

He underlined the need to stop fascism.

American Aggression on Syria Shows Washington’s Unwillingness to Interact in Syria Settlement: Kremlin

MOSCOW-The Kremlin believes that with its recent airstrikes on Syria the United States has shown its complete unwillingness to interact with Russia in the Syrian settlement, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

"The American side has thus demonstrated [by its missile strikes on Syria] its complete unwillingness to somehow interact on Syria and take into account the interests and the concerns of others [participants in the settlement process in the Syrian Arab Republic]," Peskov told journalists, according to Itar TASS.

Beijing Opposes Use of Force in International Relations, Urges Preserving Syria’s Sovereignty

BEIJING, (ST)- The Chinese Foreign Ministry has reaffirmed that China always supports preserving Syria’s sovereignty and opposes the use of force against this country.

The remarks were made on Monday by the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying while commenting on the recent flagrant US military aggression against Syria.

“China always rejects the use of force in international relations and calls for maintaining the sovereignty of countries,” Chunying said as quoted by the Russian Tass News Agency, reiterating that the crisis in Syria can’t be solved except by political means.

Democratic Korea Calls Syria Missile Strike by US ‘Unforgivable'

The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)  has called Saturday’s missile strikes on a Syrian airfield by the US "an unforgivable act of aggression," and says in light of this most recent act of US aggression, Pyongyang’s decision to develop nuclear weapons is clearly "the right choice a million times over, Sputnik reported.

US Pre-Planned Strikes Aim to Hinder Syria Army Gains - Iran, Russia

The military brass of Iran and Russia say the pre-planned US missile strikes against a Syrian airfield were a blatant attack on an independent country with the purpose of hindering its recent military gains and boosting the morale of terrorists and their allies.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and his Russian counterpart, Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov, held a phone call on Saturday after US warships in the eastern Mediterranean launched a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles against Shayrat Airfield in Syria’s Homs Province early on Friday.

Lavrov to Tillerson: US Attack in Syria Plays Into Terrorists' Hands

Russian Foreign Minister told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation that the US attack on Syrian army's airfield plays into the hands of terrorists, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The Russian and US top diplomats discussed the US missile attack in Syria.

Only terrorists will benefit from the US strikes on the Syrian airbase, Lavrov told Tillerson.

"Sergei Lavrov emphasized that an attack on a country whose government is fighting against terrorism is only playing into extremists' hands and creating additional threats for regional and global security," the statement by the Russian ministry read, according to Sputnik.

Protesters at White House, US Cities Over Trump’s Syria Strikes

Activists and concerned citizens have gathered in 35 cities across America to send a message to President Donald Trump that his acts of war will not go unnoticed and will not be tolerated, Sputnik reported on Friday.

“Instead of bombing first and asking questions later, shouldn’t there be an objective investigation into the facts?” the ANSWER Coalition said in a post. Rallies are being held across the country and perhaps most prominently, in front the White House.