"We Couldn't Breathe": Inside Douma, Syria, The Site Of Apparent Chemical Attack

"We have always been clear that the government has the right to act quickly in the national interest", May said, calling the military action "not just morally right but also legally right".

"I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said.

Less than three months after Trump took office, the US assessed that Assad had again used chemical weapons to kill Syrians. "The fact he was making this more normal and that Russian Federation was covering this up, all that has got to stop".

That's why some experts don't think the strategic strike on chemical weapons facilities in Syria will have a long-term effect on the Assad regime, including its military operations.

Responding to criticism that Trump last month somehow encouraged Assad to use chlorine bombs against his how people by indicating that he wanted 2,000 USA troops in Syria to withdraw, Haley said the president has made it clear soldiers will remain until the job is finished. They insisted it was executed with "the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people". To some commentators, Trump's "mission accomplished" tweet echoed former President George W. Bush's ill-fated speech in front of a "mission accomplished" banner after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Mr Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organised an insurgency that would tie down USA forces for years.

It did win him praise from political supporters who perceive Syria as a costly wasteland and see Trump as a president who promised an "America First" agenda that did not include sustained American military commitments overseas.

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the introduction of a War Powers Act to stop governments launching military action in most circumstances without the backing of the Commons.

Some in the Syrian community believe it was a small positive step in the right direction while others believe it will only cause more problems for the US and American troops in Syria. "Right now, they don't have very good friends, and right now, the friends that they do have are causing them harm", Haley added.

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Russian Federation in November used its veto three times to bury a previous UN-led inquiry which found that Syrian forces had used sarin in the attack on Khan Sheikhun in April a year ago.

"And they also sent a strong message to Syria, to Russian Federation, to Iran, when this president has a red line, he will enforce it". Speaking on French television BFM and online site Mediapart, Macron stressed that the French diplomacy is able to talk with Iran, Russia and Turkey on one side and to the United States on the other side.

The White House pushed back against Macron's comments about Trump's intentions for United States forces. "Unfettered access essential. Russian Federation and Syria must cooperate". The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning.

Haley rejected the premise posed by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that the USA has condoned Assad's use of conventional weapons to kill rebels attacking his forces, just not chemical agents.

Russian Federation has military forces, including air defences, in several areas of Syria to support Mr Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels.

She will say United Nations inspectors found Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's government responsible for four previous chemical weapons attacks and that she is confident it was "highly likely" to have been behind last week's attack in Douma, which killed up to 75 people. "They also chanted against the US and its allies", according to Iraqi News.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in Saturday's Pentagon briefing that there had been a "2,000% increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours" following the strikes, AXIOS reported.

Haley told Fox News, "If Assad doesn't get it" after Saturday's barrage of 105 missiles fired by the U.S., Britain and France at three Syrian chemical weapons facilities, "it's going to hurt".

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