Trump Echoes Bush With 'Mission Accomplished' on Syria Strike

The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands

The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands

Many denounced U.S. President Donald Trump and also waved flags of Syria's allies, Iran and Russian Federation, as they cheered Assad.

"Mission accomplished" is the same phrase former President George W. Bush infamously used in 2003, after the US -led invasion of Iraq.

Iran, which has also backed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad since the conflict began in 2011, also warned of "regional consequences".

Akhras dubbed this weekend's airstrikes a slap on the wrist: "It's just not going to be enough".

He says people want to see justice after seeing the chemical attacks in Syria. "People lost hope that the worldwide community will do something to stop these atrocities". The Pentagon said there were three targets: a chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons "bunker" a few miles from the second target.

Russian Federation said on Saturday it would consider supplying S-300 surface to-air missile systems to Syria following the Western strikes, but this was not discussed at the meeting with Assad, agencies reported.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said the Syrian war would continue despite the "successful" strikes, saying the "overwhelming purpose" of the mission was to respond to repeated chemical attacks.

After the strikes, Trump tweeted: "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military".

"The American movies have shown since the 1990s that Russian-made weapons are 'backward.' However, today we can see who is really lagging behind", Assad said, according to Sablin.

"I think it is very hard to say mission accomplished if the mission is to deter the use of chemical weapons", Sen.

US President Donald Trump and his British and French allies on Saturday hailed their joint strikes in Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, warning Damascus that any repetition would be met with renewed firepower.

Regarding the diplomatic follow-up in the wake of the strike, Haley said that Assad is "not worthy" of direct talks with the U.S. Haley said the U.S. had previously gone through "every diplomatic measure of talking that we could and it was time for action".

The Trump administration has placed a series of sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, including ones last month targeting Russian oligarchs who are close to President Vladimir Putin.

When asked whether Russian Federation was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the United Nations (UN), Ryabkov told TASS news agency: "Now the political situation is extremely tense, the atmosphere is extremely electrified, so I will not make any predictions".

Syria has repeatedly denied using banned weapons.

President Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" hours after USA and European forces bombarded three Syrian chemical weapons facilities with 105 missiles - with none intercepted by Syrian or Russian defenses.

Celebrating his crushing victory over rebels in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, where the suspected chemical attack took place, Assad was said to be in a "good mood" today.

But Russia has blocked countless resolutions against its Syrian ally and the regime has appeared determined to continue its military reconquest of the country.

The strikes on Syria were launched at 9 p.m. ET Friday, the early hours of Saturday morning for Europe and the Middle East. "And they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use".

The Syrian President has today claimed 40-year-old "Soviet missiles" thwarted the joint bombing raid by Britain, the USA and France on his chemicals weapons facilities.

I also have a message tonight for the two governments most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime. Gen. Ali Mayhoub said that the Scientific Research Center in Barzeh near Damascus was hit, while three people were injured in Homs when a missile was targeted.

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