Early signs of a major diplomatic crisis between the two largest military powers in the world, after the unprecedented American cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base, came as a retaliation for the recent chemical attack in Idlib.
The offence came as a shock to the international community and will most probably further destabilize the already war torn region.
The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, expressed his nation’s rage and anger from this attack, which they described to have barely avoided damaging a Russian base and it’s personal as well as breaking all international treaties and norms.
Trump’s first major initiative
The president of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, didn’t fail to stun the world with one of his first major foreign policy moves.
The entire world have to stand by and watch this week, how allegedly the Syrian regime gassed his own people with chemical weapons banned under international treaties and considered to be an act of war crime.
A similar offense was conducted supposedly, also by the Syrian government in 2013, which prompted under huge international pressure the previous administration of Mr.Obama to find a diplomatic solution but still abstained from any direct military intervention.
The resolution brokered at this time, meant for President Bashar El-Assad, to hand over and destroy all his chemical weapon arsenal under Russian supervision.
In light of the images of suffocating children, women and elders; the foray conducted by the Trump Administration was seen as a natural response to the atrocity of the Syrian military.
In retrospective, the Syrian and Russian government denied the allegations and escalated the response to this strike by the latter cutting communication lines with the U.S. military in the realm of air strikes conducted in collaboration against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.
High ranking Russian officials considered this attack to be highly provocative as it was “one step away from military clashes with Russia”.
Diplomatic tensions are rising amidst endless failing negotiations; the light at the end of the tunnel keeps getting narrower and the prospects indicate increasing bloodshed.