President Donald Trump’s decision to conduct an air assault on a Syrian military airfield last week is drawing international criticisms.
Today, Iran and Russia, two countries who support Syria, have responded in a joint press statement suggesting they would reciprocate if Syria is attacked again.
Following Friday’s cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase, in retaliation for the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun earlier in the week, the alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a joint statement threatening action in response to “any breach of red lines from whoever it is”.
“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,” the group’s joint command centre said.