Syria airstrikes: UN Security Council rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression

Mattis Assad didn't get the message last year

Mattis Assad didn't get the message last year

Much like US statements, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there are no plans to launch additional military strikes against Syria, but that his country and its allies will consider further action if Assad uses chemical weapons against his people in the future. An alleged gas attack last weekend in the town of Douma killed more than 40 people, according to opposition activists and rescuers. The US said the overnight missile attacks have crippled Bashar al-Assad's chemical weaponry.

Haley backed President Donald Trump's "mission accomplished" statement about the strikes, saying the Syrian facilities that were targeted sent a "pretty strong message" to both Syria and Russian Federation. He added, "So proud of our great Military which will soon be, after the spending of billions of fully approved dollars, the finest that our Country has ever had".

There was "information" that showed that both sarin and chlorine were used in the most recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, prompting the USA strikes, the official said.

The United States of America will not allow the Assad regime to continue to use chemical weapons.

"We don't need more military action, we need all global parties to push for a political solution", said Boulad.

"I spoke to the president this morning and he said: 'If the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded, '" Haley said at emergency Security Council talks. Announcing the air invasion, the White House said it has a large body of "reliable intelligence", as well as "social media users, non-governmental organizations, and other open-source outlets", implicating the Syrian government in the chemical incident.

The United States, France and Britain have launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just hours after firing military strikes against Syrian targets.

Mr Johnson's comments echoed those of USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who told an emergency Security Council meeting that Mr Trump told her that if Syria uses poisonous gas again, "the United States is locked and loaded".

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.

Even supporters of the strike said the decision could be on shaky legal ground because the president's authority under the Authority for Use of Military Force has not been updated since 2001.

"So, I think it is very important to do something to reestablish deterrents, but also as a punitive thing to really punish the Syrians for doing this", Hill said.

They quoted the legislators as saying Assad was in a "good mood" and accepted an invitation to visit the Siberian region of Khanty-Mansi.

The Pentagon said the strikes successfully hit the three chemical weapons facilities which were targeted.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called the air strikes on his country an act of "American aggression" Sunday while speaking to a group of Russian lawmakers. "This place was developing cancer medications because we couldn't import them anymore as a result of sanctions".

Haley said Assad was making the use of chemical weapons "more normal and that Russian Federation was covering this up, all that has got to stop". Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news that he had convinced Trump to focus on the chemical weapons sites.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.