Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
First stage of Arkhangelsk deepwater port to go operational by 2025Business & Economy February 27, 18:45
Cairo group says military option in Syria 'ruled out' after recapture of AleppoWorld February 27, 18:31
Communication breakdown between Russia and EU deters fight against real threats — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:40
WASHINGTON, August 27. (Itar-Tass) – President Barack Obama is looking into a limited-scole military operation against Damascus, The Washington Post reported. The objective is to “serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.” The military operation “would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles — or, possibly, long-range bombers,” the daily writes.
The decision on when to strike, if it’s made, would depend on three factors: “completion of an intelligence report assessing Syrian government culpability in last week’s alleged chemical attack; ongoing consultation with allies and Congress; and determination of a justification under international law.”
“We’re actively looking at the various legal angles that would inform a decision,” an unnamed official of the presidential administration told The Washington Post.