USA to impose new Russian Federation sanctions over Syria: Haley

Trump US launched strikes on Syria

Trump US launched strikes on Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry official Vladimir Ermakov said Washington would want to maintain a dialogue with Moscow about strategic stability after the raids, Russian media reported.

Much like US statements, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there are no plans to launch additional military strikes against Syria, but that his country and its allies will consider further action if Assad uses chemical weapons against his people in the future.

"I just feel like I just had my best girlfriend break up with me", Alex Jones, the host of Infowars and a prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist, said on Friday during a live stream after the strikes were announced. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it".

The strikes, a joint operation between the US, United Kingdom and France, targeted three locations associated with the production and storage of chemical weapons: a scientific research center; a storage center for sarin and its precursor components; and a chemical weapons storage facility and command post, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

"All (the U.S.) has achieved by arming the mainly jihadist opposition is the increase of Assad's dependence on Iran and Russia", Glass said. "Mission Accomplished!" The targets included a scientific research facility near Damascus, and two chemical weapons facilities outside the city of Homs, the USA military said, though reports said the buildings had been evacuated in recent days.Syrian state media reported only three people injured, while Russia's defense ministry said there were "no victims" among Syrian civilians and military personnel.According to U.S. officials, the operation involved three USA destroyers, a French frigate and a USA submarine. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized". We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents.

Syria's chief allies, Russian Federation and Iran, called the use of force by the United States, Britain and France a "military crime" and "act of aggression" with the potential to worsen a humanitarian crisis after years of civil war.

He says when the US eventually pulls out, he hopes President Trump will have a more concrete plan in place to ensure so many years of loss and destruction are not in vain.

"We of course know that our work in Syria is not done", she said. "This was not muscle flexing. Our job was never to start a war".

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, brief members of the media on Syria at the Pentagon, April 13, 2018.

Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him.The US, Britain and France have all participated in the Syrian conflict for years, arming rebels, bombing Islamic State fighters and deploying troops to fight the militants.

She also said she's not impressed with the reaction of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed support for the strikes but seems reluctant to get directly involved.

On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron took credit for convincing Trump to change his mind about pulling out of Syria.

"Many were excited there is finally something happening, that the (Syrian President Bashar) Assad regime will see some consequences, but other people were quite anxious about civilian casualties, further destruction of Syria", Khatib said.

A "number of missiles" targeted a scientific research center in Barzeh, near Damascus, and destroyed a building housing an education center and labs and caused other damage, the military said. I haven't watched TV to watch that. "President Trump is not a king". If the President intends further action, I trust Congress will take up its Constitutional war-making responsibilities.

White also said Russian Federation has begun a disinformation campaign on the situation.

"It's reckless because as you pointed out there isn't a strategy", Kaine added. But the description from an ally put things differently.

Assad's allies, including Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah group, also condemned the strikes. These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead.

British Tornado and Typhoon warplanes and French Rafale jets also took part in the strikes.

A day after the bombardment, Assad appeared briefly on state TV and told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the US and its allies were spreading "lies and misinformation" against Syria. The Russia military claimed that Syria's air defenses shot down some of the missiles launched by Western forces.

"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the UN Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in global relations", a Kremlin statement said.

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