Russia, Syria and Iran issue strong warning to US

Allied foreign ministers meet in Moscow over Syrian war and warn Washington following cruise missile strike on airbase.

Russia has denounced last week’s US attack on Syria and warned further such action would derail global security.

The US has said its strike on a Syrian air force base was in response to the Syrian government, which it blamed for launching a deadly chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province that killed at least 87 people.

Russia has claimed the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal and has pushed for an international probe.

As he hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow on Friday for a trilateral meeting focused on the Syrian civil war, Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said similar attacks would have “grave consequences not only for regional but global security”.