Damascus, Syria. Multiple sources are reporting that a joint Russian-Iranian command center in Syria has now advised that hostilities are “imminent” between Russia and the United States as orders have been recieved to “intercept and destroy” all attacking nations aircraft in Syrian airspace.
A joint command center used by Russia, Iran and allied forces has issued a statement saying that red lines have been crossed in Syria and there will be retaliation if they are crossed again.
“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,” said the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media).
In a separate statement, the Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani noted in phone call that “aggressive” U.S. actions against Syria are not permissible.
The two leaders also called for an objective investigation into an incident involving chemical weapons in Syria’s Idlib and said they were ready to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.
Earlier today, Nikki Haley the US Ambassador to the United Nations indicated to American television audiences additional air strikes are planned in Syria and one in fact took place that killed 21 Syrians including a mother and six of her children trying to escape US supported ISIS forces.