Trump declares Syria airstrikes 'mission accomplished'


Russia's Foreign Ministry says the USA and its allies launched strikes on Syria to derail an investigation into a suspected chemical attack.

The Syrian People's Assembly "strongly condemned" the US-British-French tripartite "aggression" against Syria, saying it violated the global legitimacy principles, worldwide law and UN Charter.

Two Wisconsin U.S. senators are reacting to the U.S. airstrikes against Syria in response to an alleged chemical carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad on his people.

He would give the green light to launch a military offensive alongside the United States "once we have verified all the information" to remove "the regime's chemical attacks capabilities", he told TF1 television. He accused the allies of violating the U.N. Charter and global law.

Russian Federation and its close ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use in Douma exists.

The missile strike that Trump was referring to occurred on Friday night.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expressed "full support for this action meant to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria", the alliance said in second statement.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his opening remarks urged all members of the Security Council to exercise restraint and avoid escalation in Syria.

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After the vote, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the us and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".

Mrs Merkel said the strikes were needed "to maintain the effectiveness of the global rejection of chemical weapons use and to warn the Syrian regime against further violations".

The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria, a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.

Theresa May will face an angry parliament on Monday, having chosen not to consult MPs before taking military action.

"Russia's veto was used as a green light for Assad to use chemical weapons".

In the meeting with the Russians, Assad said that the strikes had demonstrated that Russian weapons were superior to US ones, according to the lawmakers.

"They will not benefit [from the attack] as they went to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the past years and committed such crimes and did not gain any benefits".

Nikki Haley said: "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line". Jennifer Cafarella, the senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, explained: "The strikes will reaffirm President Trump's commitment to deterring chemical weapons use but will not solve the Syria problem".