UN Security Council Rejects Russian Resolution Condemning Syrian Strikes

The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands

The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands

Russian Federation and Iran called the use of force a "military crime" and "act of aggression".

The Democratic support ranges from full-throated endorsements to tepid backing, but most Democrats running for the Senate in 2018 for now back the strikes. The United States responded with 58 missile strikes that destroyed 20% of the Syrian air force.

The statement further said that the strikes were prompted by the "Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including women and children".

But after days of Trump's telegraphing the coming assault, the strikes appear to have taken aim at targets more limited than some within his administration had championed, and the extent to which they would knock out Syria's chemical weapons production capacity was unclear Saturday.

"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.

On Fox News, Haley also said the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria before three goals have been accomplished: defeating ISIL militants, ensuring chemical weapons will not be used and maintaining the ability to watch Iran.

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Last Saturday, the Assad regime again deployed chemical weapons to slaughter innocent civilians - this time, in the town of Douma, near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Trump announced from the White House on Friday night that the U.S., in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, had launched strikes on Syria following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Although officials said the singular target was Assad's chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared.

Theresa May joined Trump in ordering bombing raids on Syria without getting approval from MPs first.

Trump also announced sanctions against Russian Federation in August, accusing Putin's government of tampering with the 2016 US presidential election. "This week, he is opening a new military front". "Our job was never to start a war".

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen tweeted that Trump's action was "justified".

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In the cobbled streets of old Damascus, there is little sign of the seven years of civil war that has ravaged the rest of Syria. "He's a President. He's supposed to come to Congress to seek permission to initiate a war". "Godspeed to our military", he wrote. The document points to a large number of "reliable" photos and videos of victims suffering from the symptoms of a chemical attack. The U.K. Defense Ministry said the strikes were "successful".

Among the contentious proposals, it would establish an independent investigation into allegations of toxic gas attacks in Syria with the aim of identifying the perpetrators.On the humanitarian side, the measure demands medical evacuations and safe passage for aid convoys to be allowed to all areas.Diplomats said it remained unclear when the council would vote on the proposal, and they were ready to allow time for negotiations to bring Russian Federation aboard.Just before dawn on Saturday, the sounds of massive explosions and the roar of warplanes rang out across Damascus for about 45 minutes.

Last month, the USA -based charity Knights of Columbus announced that it had given $1 million to church leaders in Iraq and Syria. "Particularly during these fraught times, I'm thinking of our servicemembers both at home and overseas", she wrote.

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"Such attacks will have no result but more destruction ... the Americans want to justify their presence in the region by such attacks", Tasnim quoted Mr Rouhani as saying. Al Franken's Minnesota seat this year, said "Assad and his supporters must be held accountable for their actions". Russia said none of the more than 100 cruise missiles fired early on Saturday entered airspace covered by Russian air defense systems, easing worries of an escalation into wider conflict.

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