Putin warns of global 'chaos' after US-led strike on Syria
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 17, 2018,
Apr 17, 2018, 2:18
On Saturday, he checked out the smoldering rubble of a suspected chemical weapons facility in Damascus.
Syria has in the past accused the West of politically manipulating the OPCW mission.
However, they agreed to not allow "fire of a new tension" to flare up in the region.
The OPCW has recorded more than 390 allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria since its investigation began in 2014, Wilson said.
By launching a missile attack on Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump has made good on his threat to use force if chemical weapons are used in the civil war-stricken country, but he has also escalated the devastating, multi-sided conflict.
Trump's letter to congressional leaders cited the rationale he gave publicly Friday night when he announced that the USA and allies Britain and France were firing missiles into Syria in response to an alleged poison gas attack on the moderate opposition near Damascus the previous week.
The "mission has not been accomplished", said Suzanne Akhras, president of the Syrian Community Network.
Haley said the sanctions, to be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, would target companies that supplied Damascus with equipment and other material related to chemical weapons. But Syrian opposition and activists have criticized the Russian Federation deployment in the town, saying that evidence of chemical weapons' use might no longer be found. Russian Federation and Syria deny the attack took place.
More than 100 precision missiles targeted a scientific research center near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs and a storage facility and command post near Homs. "Moreover, the scope of such strikes, if they are repeated, will be larger each time and it will be more hard to de-escalate them", the expert said.
Left-wing activists in Cyprus took to the road outside the gates of RAF Akrotiri, the British military base on the island where jets involved in the operation took off from. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted that the leaders of the US, UK, and France "committed a major crime" with the strikes and proceeded to blame the US for helping to create ISIS and unleashing it on Iraq and Syria. "The erosion of that taboo that has been in place for a hundred years has gone too far under Bashar al-Assad and it was time that we said "no" and it was totally, therefore, the right thing to do". For that, the US and Russian Federation have to work together under a United Nations mandate.
"If you look at what Russian Federation is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in Syria and their way of propping up Assad and working with Iran, that continues to be a problem", Haley said on Fox News Sunday.
In one way or another, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia and the US are all now involved in Syria's civil war-and each has a stake in its possible outcome.
Downing Street published its legal case for its part in the strikes, stating that the action was legally justified on humanitarian grounds.
What do we know about the strikes themselves?
And Ms Sturgeon questioned the Prime Minister saying there was "no practical alternative", saying she was not sure if that "is really the case".
After failing to talk the United States out of bombing targets in Syria, Russia responded to Friday's strikes by saying they "threatened" Russia and warning of "consequences".
United Kingdom prime ministers do not legally need to consult Parliament before launching military action, although they have done so since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.