Local officials respond to US missile strikes on Syria

US ambassador to the United Nations discusses USA -led strikes on the Assad regime in retaliation for suspected chemical weapons attack, future of USA policy toward Syria, Russia and Iran.

For years, U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Barack Obama on a variety of issues, including how much time the former president spent on the golf course and U.S. military involvement in Syria.

Others like Mandel agree that though, chemical weapons are heinous, Trump had other options to prevent Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime from using them.

USA envoy Haley also said that if Trump draws the red line, he enforces it and the United States will continue to sustain pressure on Syria.

"A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons", US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on Saturday.


She said that the United States, Britain and France had acted "to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for its atrocities against humanity".

The US Defence Department has said airstrikes on Syria had struck all of their targets and none of the coalition's planes or ship-launched missiles had been intercepted by President Bashar Al Assad's forces.

The president was in a "good mood" and continuing his work in Damascus, agencies cited the lawmakers as saying, and praised the Soviet-era air defence systems Syria used to help to repel the Western attacks. Russian Federation said on Saturday it would consider supplying S-300 surface to-air missile systems to Syria following the Western strikes, but this was not discussed at the meeting with Assad, agencies reported.

- US President Donald Trump condemned Syria's two main allies, Russian Federation and Iran, for supporting "murderous dictators".

Numerous protesters FOX40 spoke with say, the chemical attacks remind them too much of alleged "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq in 2003.


The Him Shinshar chemical weapons storage facility is located west of Homs, a city north of Damascus.

Syria's air defense units shot down most of the air-to-surface missiles fired by the US-led military operation, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

"This operation does not represent a change in USA policy, nor an attempt to depose the Syrian regime". He said the targets selected by U.S., British and French officials were meant to minimize civilian casualties. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons". President Donald Trump "enforces" the red line and the USA will sustain the pressure on the war-torn nation, she said. "This is not about intervening in a civil war".

The decision to strike, after days of deliberations, marked Trump's second order to attack Syria.

He did not rule out sarin use.


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