Local Syrian reacts to airstrike on Damascus

Local Syrian reacts to airstrike on Damascus

Cheryl Sanders
April 16, 2018

"You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down". We went after their massive research facility which was the heart of their chemical weapons program and we went after their production facility. "This very easily could happen in the United States if we're not smart and if we're not conscious of what's happening". It said Syria's chemical weapons programme had been set back years.

Trump took to Twitter Sunday to defend his characterization of the strikes.

Tweeting today, the president said: 'The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term "Mission Accomplished".

"However, today we can see who is really lagging behind". They have met Syrian officials and are expected to visit Douma soon.

Even Ari Fleischer, who was Bush's spokesman at the time of the "Mission Accomplished" speech, seemed nearly at a loss for words.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said: "It's intolerable for a civilized nation to use chemical weapons; this is a regime that murders its people daily".

"We wanted their friends Iran and Russian Federation to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well", Haley said.

Critics, however, claimed Sunday that Trump was premature.

"I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said.

"I don't think we've ever said it's OK, period". "We hope that will be the case".

He also noted that while administration officials had notified congressional leaders Friday just before the strike, "they didn't supply the evidence" of chemical use.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) sounded a similar note of caution on ABC's "This Week" and called for a broader strategy. "All my cousins and my uncles, all my extensions of both families are over there and a lot of them are scattered now between Germany, Turkey and Egypt, scattered all over the world, the young ones". "That does not, however, solve the problem".

But Haley said the US would not pull its troops out of Syria - despite vows by President Trump to bring the military home - until its goals are accomplished. That's the last thing the President wanted was war. "And we've had some success so far". "We don't know what he's going to do, the level he's going to do or anything else".

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised Russian weaponry on Sunday as his government celebrated victory over rebels in the town where an alleged chemical attack took place, triggering US airstrikes over the weekend.

But she will be grilled over why she broke with a convention to seek parliamentary approval for the action, a decision that she and her ministers say was driven by the need to act quickly. And so our goal is that yes, we will be at the talks as we have been related to the Geneva process.

"None of these military actions are large enough to deter chemical-weapons use when Assad thinks it's strongly in his advantage".

May, whose leadership has been questioned after scandals, divisions over Brexit and an ill-judged election that lost her party its majority in parliament, has found support from other worldwide leaders for backing action against Syria.

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