Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Trump says decisions 'fairly soon' on Syria

Trump says decisions 'fairly soon' on Syria

Mr Trump himself has linked the two issues himself, saying via Twitter last week, "Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all-Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for [former United States president Barack] Obama". As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus.

Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff says Saturday's strike hasn't caused any casualties and Syrian military facilities targeted by the U.S., Britain and France have suffered only minor damage.

In an early-morning reaction on his Twitter and Facebook feeds, Rutte said it was likely that the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad was behind the suspected chemical attack in Douma. "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", he said.

Even as tensions have increased between the USA and Russia, Mr Trump has been criticised for failing to criticise Russia directly for the meddling, or for its alleged use of a nerve agent to kill a former double agent in England.

May referred specifically to last month's nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern English cathedral city of Salisbury that she has blamed on Russian Federation. Again, we are being threatened.

The Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, warned that "such actions will not be left without consequences".

Iran, the Assad regime's other key ally, called the USA -led strikes an "aggression" that was "a flagrant violation of worldwide laws and a disregard for Syria's right of national sovereignty and territorial integrity", according to Iran's semi-official FARS News agency.

A senior administration official said "what you've seen tonight is not the end of the U.S. response". Attacking Syria is a crime.

"If you rush decisions like this you make a mistake", Haley said. The barbaric and intolerable use of chemical weapons should never go unchecked.

Asked by reporters if the United Kingdom would consider another strike if the chemical attacks in Syria continue, May didn't elaborate but said the Syrian regime should be in no doubt about British resolve.

"This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime", Trump said on Friday.

"This collective action sends a clear message that the worldwide community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons", Mrs May told a press conference.

Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned the USA -led attacks and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond, state media reported.

The Syrian regime acknowledged it held a stockpile of chemical weapons that are banned under global law though, since then, it has denied using them. Syrian television reported that a scientific research center had been hit.

A senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters the Syrian government and its allies had "absorbed" the attack, and that targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russian Federation.

Syrian state television said Russian forces had shot down more than a dozen missiles.

He said the Russian air defence assets in Syria monitored the strike but did not engage any of the missiles.

Sen. John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said: "I applaud the President for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signaling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue".

The missions took place overnight and hit places near to the Syrian capital, Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of Homs, according to the US.

A third target, also near Homs, contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and a command post.

Fox News reported that USA military strikes would "go forward in Syria" and said the decision was made by Trump on the evening of April 13.

Last year, Trump said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria "crosses a lot of lines for me".

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