United Nations rejects Russian attempt to condemn USA 'aggression' on Syria

A British Tornado fighter-bomber prepares to play its part in the massive attack

A British Tornado fighter-bomber prepares to play its part in the massive attack

These missile strikes were coordinated by the U.S., France and the U.K.in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in Douma last week.

At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, the United States ambassador Nikki Haley warned that further strikes would come if chemical attacks continued.

"We did not do any coordination with Russian Federation on these strikes, and neither did we pre-notify them", Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Friday night.

The statement also stressed that the "flames of such crime will engulf the perpetrators and supporters" of the attack on Syria. "We have taken note of the recent strikes in Syria".

- Theresa May told a press conference in London that joining the bombing campaign with the United States and France was the "right thing for us to do" in the wake of the "harrowing" assault on Douma a week ago.

Trump used the haunting political phrase "Mission Accomplished!" in a tweet Saturday morning to praise the "perfectly executed strike" against Syria.

Haley said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be making the announcement by Monday and it will affect companies that are "dealing with equipment related to Assad and any chemical weapons use".

He did not rule out sarin use.

In sending missiles and bombs at Syria, President Trump hit more targets and used more firepower than he did in a similar military strike past year.

But it said skies were clear over Aleppo in the north, Hasakeh in the northeast, and Latakia and Tartus along the western coast, where key Syrian and Russian military installations are located. But the U.S.is in Syria to fight ISIS, not Assad. Putin demanded a United Nations Security Council immediately. Moscow slammed the joint United Nations and OPCW inquiry as flawed.

"President Trump has just conducted another set of unconstitutional strikes".

He said it's "totally incorrect" that chemical weapons were being developed there.

Western diplomats have said they were ready to allow time for negotiations to make every effort to bring Russian Federation aboard.

On Saturday, she hinted the United States would strike again if Assad used chlorine, but stopped short of specifying which chemical agent she was referring to.

"We call upon Russian Federation to honor its commitment to ensure the Assad regime dismantles its chemical weapons program and never uses chemical weapons again".

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