Algeria regrets Western air strikes against Syria, PM says

16 April, 2018, 10:44 | Author: Wade Massey
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Syrian state TV described the strikes as a "flagrant violation" of global law.

An official says in a statement on Saturday that President Donald Trump made clear a year ago that the use of chemical weapons was a red line not to be crossed.

"I spoke to President Trump this morning and he said if the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded", Haley said in a statement.

President George W. Bush addresses the nation aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln May 1, 2003, as it sails for Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

Stepping up the pressure on Syria's President, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announced Monday would be aimed at companies "that were dealing with equipment" related to Mr Assad's alleged chemical weapons use. When it did so back in 2013, the U.S. President Barack Obama had set a red line but did nothing to prevent repetition of "such barbaric acts".

Britain and France joined the United States in the strikes in a coordinated operation that was meant to show Western resolve in the face of what the leaders of the three nations called persistent violations of global law. He acknowledged, however, that Syria retains "residual" capacity but gave no details about what could be left. And while the perspectives on striking Syria may eventually take on a partisan tone, Republicans and Democrats alike should unite in not ceding their constitutional prerogative, and responsibility, to authorize the use of force. That includes witness testimony, as well as video and photos shot by aid workers, victims of the attacks and unspecified additional intelligence about barrel bombs and chlorine canisters found in the aftermath.

The White House said the leaders agreed the air strikes in Syria "were successful and necessary to deter" the future use of chemical weapons.

Syrian state media accused Western powers of trying to hinder the investigation with their attack.

The Violations Documentation Centre, which records alleged violations of global law in Syria, said there were attacks at 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

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He also thanked France and Britain for their joining in the strike with the United States with "Fine Military", saying the strikes "could not have had a better result". "We are not scared of America's missiles". "We put facts contrary to your myths", he said.

Syrian envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari claimed that the Douma attack was a "masquerade" mounted by rebels. In a USA military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, missiles took out almost 20 percent of the Syrian air force, the Pentagon said.

Faysal Itani, a scholar at the Atlantic Council, said that even if the USA -led strikes prevented new chemical attacks, it would not change Assad's larger strategy or halt his conventional assaults on rebel-held areas.

"We have to be very conscious of the fact that we can not allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons". None of the more sophisticated air defenses that Russian Federation has positioned in Syria were employed, he said. Speaking on French television BFM and online site Mediapart, Macron stressed that the French diplomacy is able to talk with Iran, Russia and Turkey on one side and to the United States on the other side.

Mr Trump has also defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe the US-led missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program. "They lost a lot of material, and that's going to have a significant effect".

That's not good enough for congressional critics who say Trump should have sought approval to launch strikes.

When asked whether Russian Federation was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the United Nations, Ryabkov told TASS news agency: "Now the political situation is extremely tense, the atmosphere is extremely electrified, so I will not make any predictions". He said three civilians were injured during a strike at one site. Thankfully all US troops involved in the operation appeared to have come through it without casualties.

But Johnson stressed the "overwhelming purpose" of the mission was a response to a series of chemical attacks in recent years.

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