US respected Russia´s red lines in Syria during air strikes, says Lavrov

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On Friday, he discussed the issues of Syrian settlement with Russia's Defense Minister and Foreign Minister, Sergey Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow.

Lavrov told Russia's government-controlled Sputnik News that the Russian military spoke with coalition leaders and told them where Russia's "red lines" were, including geographic ones.

Moscow had warned the USA before the strike that it could hit back if the US actions jeopardize Russian servicemen in Syria, and the allies had given Russia an advance warning to make sure no Russians were in the line of fire.

Talking about the risk of a military confrontation between Russian Federation and the US, Lavrov said that he was absolutely confident that Putin and Trump will not allow an armed conflict to happen.

And she said whether it's now too late for the inspectors to go to Douma "would depend on the extent to which the Syrians and their Russian allies have been trying to clean up sites where. chemical weapons were suspected of being used".

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Kremlin had taken Trump at face value when he suggested Putin should visit the White House during a recent conversation, but is now unsure if the offer still stands.

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According to Biobelemoye, the agreed terms were meant to be implemented within five weeks but he alleged that nothing has been done till date.

Russian Federation has instead reaffirmed its alliance with Turkey and Iran and is still alleging that the April 7 Douma attack was a Western-engineered fabrication to justify strikes.

Recent coordinated attacks on Syria from France, the United Kingdom, and the USA left several local chemical weapons facilities devastated.

"We no longer have such moral obligations", Lavrov said.

Unprecedented Western strikes against regime targets in Syria yielded a lot of political chest-thumping but no hope that the seven-year war would end soon or even claim fewer civilian victims. Lavrov's comments indicate the U.S. managed to tread a narrow line between unwise aggression against Syria and open warfare with Russian Federation.

White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia's ambassador on April 19 that better relations between the two countries required addressing US concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said.

He said U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford "understand the unacceptability of any actions which could provoke a direct military clash" between the two superpowers.

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