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Trump touts 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria, declares 'Mission Accomplished'

Trump touts 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria, declares 'Mission Accomplished'”

The prime target of the operation was the Barza Research and Development Center in the greater Damascus area, which McKenzie noted was "one of the most heavily defended aerospace areas in the world".

It may not be enough in terms of what the Syria opposition or some members of the U.S. Congress would like to see, but having acted on his threat, the President does not appear to be inclined to go further, though he did explicitly reserve the option to attack again if he deems Damascus guilty of once more using chemical weapons. "We call upon Russian Federation to honor its commitment to ensure the Assad regime dismantles its chemical weapons program and never uses chemical weapons again".

"There's still a residual element of the Syrian program that's out there", he said.

The Pentagon assessed that nerve agents were present in the Barzah research center and that the Syrian regime employed about 40 surface-to-air missiles, but those launches occurred after the last impact of the U.S. and its allies' strike. "We don't want to get into a fight with them, they don't want to get in a fight with us", he said. Syrian air defense systems intercepted 71 cruise missiles and air-surface missiles fired by the Western coalition, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that none of its own air defense units were involved in repelling the attack.

Speaking at a press briefing earlier this week, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the ministry has enough evidence that the planned provocation with the use of chemical weapons was carried out in the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on April 7. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, hundreds of thousands of people have been disappeared.

President Donald Trump declared "mission accomplished" in Friday night's strike on three Syria targets and argued that it "could not have had a better result". "Assad might have used chemical weapons this time, but he's been indiscriminately targeting civilians for years".

Donald Tusk, the head of the council of European Union leaders, said the EU would stand with "our allies on the side of justice" against Iran, Russia and Syria.

Syrian TV called the attacks a "blatant violation of global law and shows contempt for worldwide legitimacy".

But if the logic of the strikes is to prevent more chemical attacks taking place it can't be completely ruled out. "We must reinstate the global consensus that chemical weapons can not be used", she said.

"Macron says in a statement Saturday that France's "red line has been crossed" after a suspected chemical attack last week in the Syrian town of Douma". He said the alleged attack had been "staged" by foreign intelligence services.

Secretary-general Antonio Gutteres condemned the use of chemical weapons but sought to reduce tension.

"To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask what kind of nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children, he said".

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the United Kingdom had authorised armed forces to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use.

"I urge all Member States to show restraint in these risky circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", he said.

Russian Federation said it was being "threatened" and said the air strikes "will not be left without consequences" in a statement from its ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, posted on Twitter.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley said. "It does not exist anymore", he said, while noting that some facilities associated with the Syrian chemical weapons enterprise were not targeted and thus remain available to Assad. "I salute the men and women of our Armed Forces who conducted this mission bravely and skilfully with our British and French allies".

Russia's ambassador to the United States responded by saying the attack on its ally "will not be left without consequences".



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