MOSCOW (QHA) -

Commenting on the attack on the Shayrat airbase by the United States tonight, the spokesman for Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said that the United States show aggression against the Assad regime, RIA Novosti reported.

"President Putin regards the American attacks on Syria as aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law, and under a far-fetched pretext," Peskov told journalists.

According to him, Putin considers the actions of Washington "an attempt to divert the attention of the international community from the numerous casualties among civilians in Iraq."

"This move by Washington substantially affects the Russian-American relations, which are already in a deplorable state," the spokesman said.

Putin's Press Secretary also confirmed that Russia denies the presence of chemical weapons in the arsenals of Assad forces, despite irrefutable evidence of its use by the regime against civilians.

"Disposal of all chemical weapons stockpiles in the Syrian Armed Forces was recorded and confirmed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a specialized UN unit," he recalled.

Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime.

The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.

As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.

The UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria on April 4, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called it categorically unacceptable.

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