USA claims it has proof about Syria chemical attack

USA claims it has proof about Syria chemical attack

Fears of confrontation between Russian Federation and the West have been running high since Trump said a day earlier that missiles "will be coming" after the suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, and lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Both Syria and Russian Federation have said reports of the attack were fabricated by rebels and rescue workers in the town and have accused the US of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the government.

In the meantime, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had authorized British armed forces "to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability".

But she also said the strikes were not about "regime change".

In April 2017, President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield after victims of an Assad regime attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun tested positive for sarin.

Syria and its backers, Russian Federation and Iran, say reports of the attack were fabricated by rebels, and rescue workers in Douma have accused the U.S. of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the government.

On Wednesday, Trump appeared to suggest airstrikes were imminent, warning Russia, Syria's key ally, to "get ready" for military action.

She told Sky News her country will protect its troops on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the United States and its allies.

As a result, Western officials are instead pressing a moral argument, saying Assad must be stopped from using particularly cruel and outlawed weapons.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman later said that a military research centre and depot near the city of Homs in the country's centre were also hit.

At a Pentagon briefing, Dunford said the latest air strikes were planned to minimise the risk of casualties among Russia's forces in Syria.

More news: Premier League clubs vote to delay VAR introduction

President Trump's order to strike Syria Friday night was as predictable as his Saturday morning tweet storms.

"We have a very high confidence that Syria was responsible and, once again, Russia's failure to stop them and their continued (lack of action) on this front has been part of the problem", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Later, US defence secretary James Mattis told Congress he believed there was a chemical attack in Syria but that the US was "looking for the actual evidence".

Konashenkov said the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets were instructed by London in the days before the attack to plan a "provocation", Tass reported.

"The use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances is illegal and utterly reprehensible", Mr Turnbull said.

Mattis also said that any strike would not represent a shift in US strategy in Syria, which is aimed at defeating the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria".

Statements from Washington have been militaristic, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, and threats by the U.S. and France were a violation of the United Nations charter.

As representatives of a resource specializing in aviation monitoring Mil Radar, April 12, several American aircraft were on reconnaissance operations off the coast of Syria with the Sicilian base in Sigonella. The US, UK and France had announced they had reached their own conclusion that it the Syrian regime was responsible, an accusation denied by Damascus and Russian Federation, which claimed on Friday the attack had been staged by British intelligence.

The U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range of Syria as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing of an expected military assault in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.

Related Articles

  • Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers

    Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers

    Doug Ducey announced a plan for a nine-percent raise to teacher pay by next school year, and a net 20-percent raise by 2020. He's also said he would cancel some of the planned spending in his budget and use savings from government efficiencies.
    Cape Breton students honour Humboldt Broncos

    Cape Breton students honour Humboldt Broncos

    Special constables and fare inspectors will wear a green ribbon in a show of support rather than jerseys. The family of Dayna Brons, 25, announced that she had "passed away peacefully" in a Saskatoon hospital.
    Gov. Ducey visits Nogales amid deployment of National Guard

    Gov. Ducey visits Nogales amid deployment of National Guard

    Governors in other states have also criticized Trump's request. 60 National Guard troops will be arriving in Nogales today. Roughly 4,000 National Guard members are deploying across the U.S. -Mexico border, including in Texas.
  • United Kingdom  ministers agree need to deter Syrian use of chemical weapons

    United Kingdom ministers agree need to deter Syrian use of chemical weapons

    Ministers agreed that May should continue to work with the United States and France to come up with the right response. Britain has launched air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria , but not against the country's government.
    How to find out what you're sharing on Facebook

    How to find out what you're sharing on Facebook

    While investors may have been satisfied by the testimony given to Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , not everyone was . Looking for news you can trust? Clearly, the onus is still on the user to opt-in for privacy and that is just not enough.

    Jets' playoffs street party: Winnipeg's newest tradition needs a nickname

    The Jets had the game's first power play 24 seconds into the middle period after Minnesota's Eric Staal was called for tripping. Myers had a busy first two periods because he was in the penalty box twice, once in the first period and once in the second .
  • US must act, but not rush decision on Syria: Nikki Haley

    US must act, but not rush decision on Syria: Nikki Haley

    The United States has made a decision to strike Syria, Fox News reported on Friday , citing an administration official. USA officials have told Reuters that President Donald Trump had appeared to be weighing a forceful military response.
    Former teacher goes to court for running 'fight club' in class

    Former teacher goes to court for running 'fight club' in class

    Two days later, on Wednesday, April 4, OEA was pushing for the passage of two pieces of legislation to increase school funding. All public schools in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the state's two largest cities, were shuttered for almost two weeks of classes.
    'Consequences' for Syria strike: Russian Federation

    'Consequences' for Syria strike: Russian Federation

    The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and unsafe actions ... that would have consequences beyond conjecture". Due to the hotline, the US said there was never a chance of direct conflict between regular American and Russian forces.
  • U.S.  says it has proof Syria government was behind gas attack

    U.S. says it has proof Syria government was behind gas attack

    Due to the hotline, the US said there was never a chance of direct conflict between regular American and Russian forces. President Trump has expressed outrage over the deadly assault in the suburb, Douma, and threatened a military response.
    Shenmue I & II Coming To The PlayStation 4, Xbox One And PC

    Shenmue I & II Coming To The PlayStation 4, Xbox One And PC

    No release dates have been announced yet but more news should be revealed very soon. Before combat systems were perfected, Shenmue mastered the art of juijistu.
    The medal doesn't only belongs to me: Sushil on clinching CWG gold

    The medal doesn't only belongs to me: Sushil on clinching CWG gold

    Fellow Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) will also have a shot at gold in their respective categories. Marry Kom has registered the victory against Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara and claim the yellow medal today.