Vitaly Milonov, a member of Russia's foreign relations committee, claimed Donald Trump was fighting in favour of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis after authorising an attack of 59 tomahawk missiles on Thursday.
The US President was reacting to a chemical attack which killed 89 Syrians, allegedly carried out by the Russian-backed Bashar Hafez al-Assad regime.
Vitaly Milonov branded the US' strike on Syria as 'stupid'
They’re trying to help the Islamic State because they did this in favour of the Islamic State
Justifying the Kremlin’s support of the Syrian Government, the Russian MP fumed: “Russian aircraft are helping the legitimate government of Syria to fight terrorists.
“If American soldiers would like to help to fight the terrorists, they’re warmly welcomed.”
Alluding to the US airstrike, Mr Milonov added: “Now I can see the American army with all their stupid generals, trying to restore the struggle between Russia and the United States.
The Russian MP claimed the US was fighting in favour of Isis
“They’re trying to help the Islamic State because they did this in favour of the Islamic State and any bomb being blown in Europe, in Russia is a result of this big American assistance to world terrorism.”
Meanwhile, Russia and Iran have warned the US they will respond “with force” should America carry out any further attacks on Syria.
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In a joint statement released in response to the US attack, the group’s command centre wrote: “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.”
The UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praised President Trump for showing “a resolve and willingness that has been sadly missing in the last few years”.
He said: “We cannot miss this moment. It is time for Putin to face the truth about the tyrant he is still propping up."
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Foreign Ministers from the G7 will begin a two-day meeting on Monday in Italy to try and form a unified response to the chemical attack.
The seven countries, including Britain, US, Japan and Canada, will focus on pressuring Vladimir Putin to distance himself from the Syrian President.