New US sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russian Federation: lawmaker

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The joint operation came one week after a suspected chemical attack outside Damascus left more than 40 people dead.

Russian Federation is likely to call for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss US, British and French air strikes on Syria, one of its lawmakers says.

Syria and its ally Russia have denied such an attack took place, and Moscow has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

Russian Federation may consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria and other countries, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Saturday after US, French and British air strikes on Syria.

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov on Friday warned that the US strikes on Syria "will not be left without consequences".

"The worst fears were justified: our warnings were ignored, a script prepared in advance is being put into practice, and again we are threatened".

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook: "Those behind all this claim moral leadership in the world and declare they are exceptional".

Moscow also said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, where it is a permanent member, to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the USA and its allies. "You need to be really exceptional to shell Syria's capital at the moment when it had gained a chance of a peaceful future". In his speech announcing military action in Syria, Trump pointedly asked: "What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?"

Moscow on Saturday strongly criticized the joint the US, United Kingdom and France airstrikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons in Syria.

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