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| 15 April, 2018

Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos -agencies

United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news confrence with his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran (not pictured) after their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news confrence with his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran (not pictured) after their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018.

REUTERS/Umit Bektas

MOSCOW, April 15 - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday that further Western missile strikes on Syria would lead to chaos in international relations, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying.

Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone to discuss the situation in Syria after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on the country over a suspected poison gas attack.

The two leaders agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in Syria, the news agencies reported.

"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations," RIA news agency quoted the Kremlin as saying in a statement.

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(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Adrian Croft) ((jack.stubbs@thomsonreuters.com; +7 495 775 12 42; Reuters Messaging: jack.stubbs.thomsonreuters.com@thomsonreuters.net))