May 21, 2018

United States declares 'Mission Accomplished' after limited Syria attack

16 April 2018, 03:42 | Taylor George

N AThe USS Farragut is one of the eight destroyers on its way to Syria

N  AThe USS Farragut is one of the eight destroyers on its way to Syria

White said the USA does not seek conflict with Syria but "cannot allow such grievous violations of worldwide law" and attacks on innocent Syrians. Could not have had a better result.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council "there is clear information demonstrating Assad's culpability".

Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, said: "The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate".

Meanwhile, the UK's Ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, said the UK's involvement in the air strikes against Syria was a "humanitarian intervention", which was legally justified. It said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. "But you can use conventional weapons", he said. Russia's United Nations envoy, Vassily Nebenzia, read out a quote from President Vladimir Putin accusing the allies of "cynical disdain" in acting without waiting for the results of a chemical watchdog investigation into the Douma incident.

The vote came at the end of an emergency meeting of the council called by Moscow, which saw Russian Federation and its supporters clashing with the USA and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack last weekend in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Let the other people take care of it now [.] We're going to have 100 percent of the caliphate, as they call it, sometimes referred to as land.

Qatar was the first Gulf country to react. "They are unlikely to alter the overall trajectory of the Syrian civil war".

Reaction from the global community to the strikes has ranged widely on Saturday.

"A plan for ending the crisis must be found, with a political solution".

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"Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity or become normalized". "In the meantime, we urge all parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation", the spokesperson said.

"President Bashar al-Assad would never use chemical weapons on his own people".

"Last night, operations were very successful", Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said at a briefing Saturday morning. It accused Damascus of "crimes against humanity".

European Council president Donald Tusk said the European Union would stand with its allies "on the side of justice".

Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement welcomed the strikes as an appropriate response to the suspected chemical attack. Assad has vehemently denied launching the chemical attack.

Hill says after this attack there needs to be a renewed effort at diplomacy.

Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari said the US, UK and France had undermined worldwide peace and security, and asked the Secretariat to distribute copies of the UN Charter to the three nations in order to "enlighten themselves, and awaken themselves from their ignorance and tyranny".

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