Iran's Rouhani says Trump abetting Syria 'terrorists'

A statement by Syria's military said the USA "aggression" had killed at least nine civilians, including four children, and indirectly aided militant factions such as the Islamic State (IS) by weakening Syrian forces.

Trump has frequently urged improved relations with Russian Federation, strained under Obama over Syria, Ukraine and other issues, was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Thursday night when the attack occurred.

The real question for Mr. Trudeau is whether he needs a new Syria policy: if U.S. President Donald Trump chooses more strikes to punish or pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will Canada support them, or even commit military forces?

Russian Federation has consistently denied that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, claiming the incident at Khan Sheikhoun was caused by a hit on a rebel chemical weapons plant, a claim dismissed by the West.

As the administration and its provisional band of interventionist boosters pointed out Friday morning, the previous night's missile strike was largely symbolic, a limited and proportional affair created to send Assad-and the world-a message. "We were fully justified in doing so", Haley said.

Just last week, in a natural extension of that posture, Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said America was no longer interested in removing Assad. "We are prepared to do more", she added, "but we hope that will not be necessary". "No child of God should ever suffer such horror", Mr. Trump said of the chemical attack.

Assad's office said Syria would strike its enemies harder.

"The US strike was a proportionate response to unspeakable acts that gave rise to overwhelming humanitarian distress". Rather, Russia's response is so strongly worded not because of the severity of US actions, Herbst argues, but because "Putin has been so used to having his way that he finds even a mild response unacceptable".

Russia's United Nations representative Vladimir Safronkov said: "Stop putting forward these unprofessional arguments and accusations against my country". "Though also notable is that the Russians/Syrians did not use air defenses-they let the strike happen rather than risk escalation". In a particularly sharp attack against UK, Safronkov told Britain's United Nations envoy Matthew Rycroft to "stop putting unprofessional accusations" against Russian Federation. "These (accusations) are not diplomatic". "I think that's where we start". That is why you are getting annoyed. "All Arab countries recall your colonial hypocrisy", he said.

At the time, Trump repeatedly tweeted that the US shouldn't get bogged down in Syria and that Obama shouldn't act without approval from Congress. Trump didn't get such a formal authorization vote before Thursday night's strike. He said he will remind his counterpart of Russia's obligation to act as the guarantor of the agreement to eliminate chemical weapons from Syria.

"The resolution that we adopted three and a half years ago provided a framework for the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria", he said. Syria denies it carried out the attack.

They have provided him with military support not only against jihadists like the Islamic State group and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front that are targeted by a US-led coalition but also against other rebels they deem "terrorists" too. But we have to hold on to whatever moral boundaries we have managed to salvage from modern history, and this is one of them. The air strike was a grave extrapolation of the United States strategy to support so-called moderate opposition groups, he said. British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said he fears the unilateral action will intensify the war.

That morning, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Trump had learned of Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people.

McCain said a "one-time deal" won't be productive, and only going after chemical weapons "ignores the enormity of the problem". However, the runway - as well as storage areas suspected to contain chemical weapons - remained untouched. It could be that Russian Federation has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Why they are supporting a regime that is committing mass murder against its own people. McCain said taking action was "very important", and he was told there were some recommendations to take out "all six places" where the Syrian Air Force operates.

Earlier today, Trump congratulated the armed forces "for representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack".

As ABC News reported later on Friday, the Syrian military had apparently been tipped off to the attack-presumably by its Russian allies-and had largely evacuated by the time several dozen Tomahawk missiles landed. "It is in our vital national security interest to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons". "By proxy Russian Federation is responsible for every civilian death last week", he said.

"Terrorists must not be allowed to use such weapons to accuse others and pave the way for actions that are contrary to global law", said Rouhani. But his decision was endorsed Friday by countries including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Zarour also said Trump's action was "confusing" because of his previous actions cutting off the flow of Syrian refugees to the U.S.

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