Donald Trump Orders Strikes on Syria

Donald Trump Orders Strikes on Syria

"In 2013, [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons", he continued.

A huge fire could be seen from a distance to the east. One of them named airports, research centers, and the objects associated with chemical weapons production.

Syrian television reported that Syrian air defenses have responded to the attack. An AP reporter in Damascus says the attacks turned the sky orange.

Thursday: Russia's Embassy to Britain tweeted that the chemical attack was "fake" and an attempt to stage a provocation by Syrian extremists and their foreign backers.

President Donald Trump says he has approved USA military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the United Kingdom and France.

Last week, a gas attack in Syria had killed at least 60 people and injured several others.

Fears of confrontation between Russian Federation and the West have been running high since Trump said a day earlier that missiles "will be coming" after the suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, and lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Japan will only support U.S. President Donald Trump's "resolve" to prevent any further use of chemical weapons in Syria, the sources said.

"The use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances is illegal and utterly reprehensible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Saturday. "They are crimes of a monster", he said.

Another criticism of the attack from lawmakers was the lack of a long-term strategy for the U.S.in Syria.

He said increased engagement from countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt can ensure that Iran does not profit from the defeat of the Islamic State group.

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While Trump announced the "precision strikes" in Syria, Trudeau has ruled out any Canadian participation.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has been accused of being behind the purported incident, but the United States said it also holds Russian Federation responsible for failing to prevent Assad from conducting the alleged attack.

"Donald Trump is an unpredictable and unsafe ally".

She told Sky News her country will protect its troops on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the U.S. and its allies.

"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", Trump said.

Medical workers treating toddlers following a poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, left open the possibility that Bashar Assad's regime was not responsible for the attack.

"I think it is completely understandable that the president would feel that, given this crisis situation, he would need to be at home", Freeland said, adding that the Canadian delegation is looking forward to its meeting with Pence. The combined American, British and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power.

British Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her senior ministers on Thursday to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria.

"The Syrian regime has a history of using chemical weapons against its own people in cruel and abhorrent way. this consistent pattern of behaviour must be stopped", she said.