Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Syria conflict: Donald Trump defends 'mission accomplished', more Russian Federation sanctions coming

Syria conflict: Donald Trump defends 'mission accomplished', more Russian Federation sanctions coming

Russian politicians who met with Assad on Sunday said he was in high spirits, while Assad was quoted in state media as saying the Western strikes were based on "lies and misinformation" at the U.N. Security Council. "We'll watch his actions".

Britain and its allies have since the strikes renewed diplomatic efforts at the United Nations, circulating a joint draft resolution at the Security Council calling for an investigation into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

More than 40 people were killed and 500 injured-including women and children-after poison gas was used in an attack on Douma, a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital of Damascus, on April 7. She says at least there's a silver lining: the situation in Syria is back on the front page and people are reaching out to ask how they can help.

Haley, in her Fox News interview, also defended its use as a military term, rather than as a broader political statement.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said Britain should introduce a War Powers Act to ban military action without Parliament's approval.

Her comments follow allegations by the head of an worldwide chemical weapons watchdog on Monday that Syrian and Russian officials cited "pending security issues" to keep independent inspectors from reaching the site of the suspected April 7 chemical attack. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it".

Meanwhile, Mr Rouhani accused the U.S. "and some Western countries" of not wanting Syria "to reach permanent stability".

The United States and its allies said Sunday there are no plans for further attacks against Syria, but warned additional chemical attacks could prompt military response. -Russian relations are at a low point.

"Assad knew that Russian Federation had its back, Assad knew that Russian Federation would cover for them at the United Nations, and Assad got reckless, and he used it in a way that was far more aggressive", she said.

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the BBC's Marr Show in London, Apr. 15, 2018.

Such a strike would have been three times the size of the military action that was eventually carried out by the US, UK and France in the early hours of last Saturday in which a total of 105 missiles were launched at Syrian targets.

The most conservative option would have hit a narrow set of targets related to Syria's chemical-weapons capabilities.

Theresa May will go before the Commons on Monday to answer questions about her decision, after insisting there was no "alternative path".

Mr Assad responded to the strikes with a defiant vow, declaring: "This aggression will only make Syria and its people more determined to keep fighting and crushing terrorism in every inch of the country".

The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used. But late Saturday, senior administration officials called the evidence "incontrovertible".

Rehab Alkhadi is a Syrian American living in Chicago.

Almost three days after the United States, France, and the United Kingdom joined forces to attack alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria, little is known about the impact of the attack.

President Trump defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" yesterday to describe a USA -led missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing US involvement and plans for economic sanctions against Russian Federation for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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