President Donald Trump's expression of interest in rejoining a regional trade pact he abandoned a year ago could be good news for USA exporters at a time when relations with China are strained. "A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way".
The target in Trump's sights on Monday evening, however, was not President Bashar al-Assad, whose gas attack last Saturday was the ostensible reason for the gathering of this war council.
Trump's tweets involving Russian Federation came as the United States of America, among other nations not on Russia's side - which is pretty much all nations across planet Earth - believed that Russian Federation was deeply involved in such attacks, supporting the Syrian regime.
WASHINGTON-When President Barack Obama considered launching airstrikes against Syria in August 2013 in retaliation for a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds of people, businessman Donald Trump strongly opposed USA intervention. While all three Western countries believed chemical weapons had been used, worldwide inspectors had not reached the site of the attack and it was unclear how much evidence their governments could put forward.
The paranoia over President Trump's tariff threats and the subsequent Chinese response has been well documented.
But Trump is struggling to get support from other countries for his recent threat to impose import tariffs on China and the US farm lobby is arguing that retaliation by China would hit American agricultural exports.
While no further strikes have been planned, Le Drian refused to rule out a further attack if Assad crossed the "red line" of using chemical weapons again.
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France's defense minister, Florence Parly, said that cruise missiles were fired and that an air raid was launched from multiple air bases in France, the AP reported.
"To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of men, women and children?"
Syria has died responsibility for the alleged gas attack. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford met with the president at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Syria.
Barack Obama was the first United States President to use Twitter, or any social media site, to connect with the world - particularly the citizens and residents of the great United States of America. Addressing the nation Friday evening as loud explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital of Damascus, Trump said the joint strike with France and United Kingdom is now underway.
"President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization".
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "not about intervening in a civil war".
"I want to emphasize that these strikes are directed at the Syrian regime", he said. Last April, he ordered the strike of almost 60 Tomahawk missiles that destroyed a Syrian air base. Trump was further agitated when a Russian official promised that USA missiles would be shot down and the base or ships from which they were fired attacked.
The morning after the missile strikes, Trump seemed convinced his show of strength had worked and would, at least for a while, deter Assad from another chemical weapons strike.