European leaders back Syria strikes, warn against escalation

European leaders back Syria strikes, warn against escalation

European leaders back Syria strikes, warn against escalation

One week after a suspected chemical attack on civilians the United States blamed on the Syrian government, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered strikes on Syrian targets.

"I think it is right that the global community has come together and said we will not accept this", she added.

Trump said Assad's recent attack was a fallout of Russia's "failure" to keep the promise of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons.

The air strikes, however, risk dragging the United States further into Syria's civil war, particularly if Russia, Iran and Assad opt to retaliate.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the response was "limited to the Syrian regime's capabilities to produce and use chemical weapons". The gas attack, as claimed by him killed at least 40 people.

Looking drawn as she spoke to reporters in Downing Street in a hastily arranged press conference, she said: "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

Both the Syrian government and Russian Federation, which backs Assad, have denied such a chemical attack took place.

"Without the sanction of the UN Security Council, in breach of the UN charter and the norms and principles of global law, an act of aggression was committed against a sovereign state", the Kremlin said. Trump also called out Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that Putin had guaranteed an global agreement for Assad in 2013 to get rid of all his chemical weapons.

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The request is reportedly based on the recent raid of the home and hotel room of Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen . Wood adjourned the hearing until Monday to give lawyers for Trump an opportunity to weigh in on the issue.

Trump said that he chose to take action because last weekend's action by Bashar Al-Assad "was a significant attack against his own people", and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead".

"The American, French and British aggression against Syria will fail", it said.

Trump is also putting pressure on Russian Federation and Iran to remove their support for Syria as he asked, "what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men and women and children?"

Yet according to the US Defense Department, though Russian radar systems in Syria were on and detected US warplanes planes, Russia chose not to fire on them, instead only attempting to shoot down some of the cruise missiles. "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force of stability and peace".

As Donald Trump announced the US' decision to launch an attack on Syria, series of explosions rocked Damascus, the capital city of Syria.

"Last year, President Trump made clear that the use of chemical weapons crosses a red line".

America's leader took to Twitter to tell the world of the blow his military had dealt to President Assad's regime.

Trump also put both Russian Federation and Iran on notice by calling both countries out by name during his short address to the American people.

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