Trump authorizes Syria strike

Politics 4/14/2018, 3:04 AM
Trump authorizes Syria strike

United States President Donald Trump authorized strikes against the Syrian regime in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma. He stated "precision strikes" were launched on chemical weapons capabilities in cooperation with the United Kingdom and France in order to "deter" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from "mass murder of innocent men, women and children." He stated the allies are "prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents."

The president singled out Iran and Russia as "the most responsible" for "promoting dictators" and that the strikes are "a direct result of Russia’s failure" to keep Syria from producing and using chemical weapons. He added Russia must decide whether it wants to "continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace."

On Friday, Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari warned Damascus will defend itself in case it is attacked by the US, UK and France.

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