Syria strikes spark opposition in the West

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in Syria as "Mission Accomplished". "We can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons". So it appears we have another instance of the Fox-Trump feedback loop.

"I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said. Russian Federation has vetoed at least six resolutions in the United Nations Security Council regarding chemical weapons.

Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7.

Haley insisted in multiple interviews on Sunday that the US's actions against the Syrian regime and its supporters, which include Russian Federation, have been aggressive.

Disputing the Russian military's contention that Syrian air defense units downed 71 allied missiles, McKenzie said no US or allies missiles were stopped. And, Hill believes this missile attack adds to the mess which includes strained relations with Russian Federation as it backs al-Assad.

The weekend's airstrikes in Syria and the country's seven-year-long civil war were also expected to be discussed.

"From the point of view of the president, this was aggression and we share this position", Russian lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak said after his meeting with Assad, according to Russia's TASS news agency.

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Asked about US-Russia relations, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said ties were "very strained" but that the United States still hoped for a better relationship.

The visiting Russians described Assad as being in a "good mood". The operation targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities - one in the capital of Damascus and two others near Homs, near the border with northern Lebanon.

Speaking to the BBC, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Western powers had no plans for further missile strikes, though they would assess their options if Damascus used chemical weapons again. In a US military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, the Pentagon said missiles took out almost 20 percent of the Syrian air force.

"This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program".

Much like US statements, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there are no plans to launch additional military strikes against Syria, but that his country and its allies will consider further action if Assad uses chemical weapons against his people in the future.

The action was in response to a recent deadly attack in the town of Douma.

She also said she's not impressed with the reaction of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed support for the strikes but seems reluctant to get directly involved.

Bashar Jaafari, Syria's envoy to the United Nations, said the US, UK and France were "liars, spoilers and hypocrites" who exploited the United Nations "to pursue your policy of interference and colonialism".

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