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Australia rebukes Russian Federation for cyber attacks

Australia rebukes Russian Federation for cyber attacks

Strike on targets in Syria was part of the operations of the U.S. Central command (CENTCOM) to deter and prevent future use of chemical weapons by Syria, said in a press release.

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) went to Syria last week to inspect the Douma site but have yet to gain access to the town, which is now under government control after the rebels withdrew.

The air defense forces of Syria and Russian Federation is not impressed, none of the more than 100 shells fired by the U.S., Britain and France on the production facilities of the chemical substances in Syria.

"It's our concern they may have tampered with it to thwart the fact-finding investigation", Mr Uzumcu is quoted as saying by NBC's Bill Neely.

Britain's relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England, prompting mass expulsions of diplomats.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Moscow will not delay its response to new USA sanctions, according to Russian state news agency RIA.

Russian Federation also insists it is committed to let the UN-backed watchdog do its work in Syria, promising "not to interfere".

Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the findings of the OCPW before launching the strikes.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in a conference call that London and Washington had not presented any evidence. "Therefore allegations of this towards Russian Federation are groundless", Peskov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the military strikes violated the UN Charter and that if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in worldwide relations".

It has been more than a week since the attack in which witnesses and Western governments described helicopters dropping sarin and chlorine bombs that killed many children and women hiding from clashes between rebels and government troops.

Members of the 41-seat executive council of the OPCW were due to discuss the alleged use of prohibited toxins in Syria, but were not expected to reach any agreement about a response.

Syria joined the OPCW, the organisation tasked with monitoring adherence to the 1997 convention, in 2013 after a sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of people in Ghouta.