Syria’s al­lies say ac­tion un­der­cuts diplo­macy

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - FROM THE FRONT PAGE/NEWS -

The lead­ers of Rus­sia, Iran and the Hezbol­lah group in Le­banon said Sun­day Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have com­pli­cated prospects for a po­lit­i­cal set­tle­ment to the coun­try’s seven-year con­flict.

A day af­ter the U.S., Bri­tain and France bom­barded sites they said were linked to a chem­i­cal weapons pro­gram, Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad ap­peared briefly on state TV, seem­ingly un­fazed by the mil­i­tary ac­tion — and even re­port­edly in high spir­its.

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