France urges Russia to join peace push after Syria strike

Carrie Guzman
April 17, 2018

On Saturday, the United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Douma on April 7.

Those strikes, coordinated with France and Britain, damaged three facilities controlled by the Syrian regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Mohammed, his wife, and two daughters are Syrian refugees and to them, the mission that was accomplished was a different one.

Freeland, who spoke before the strikes were announced, said Canada is working with non-governmental organizations and others to collect evidence of war crimes and other atrocities in Syria. The missile strikes on Syria by the US, France and Great Britain have managed to drive a wedge between the Astana process guarantors - Russia, Turkey and Iran, said Science Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Science Vitaly Naumkin, who is also a Valdai International Discussion Club expert.

"The statue is a symbol of imperialism and the United States in Greece".

Piazza said further, limited airstrikes are possible in Syria. That's why this attempt to assert them with force does not surprise me at all. "Use often!" Trump wrote.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made the same point during an appearance on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday. "We met our objectives".

"If you look at what Russian Federation is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in Syria and their way of propping up Assad and working with Iran, that continues to be a problem", Haley said on Fox News Sunday.

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Still, Trump warned in his televised address of a readiness to "sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", though he didn't specify what that meant.

Members of Congress share varying messages after Syria airstrikes.

Therefore, despite Trump's claim, it is yet to be seen what the strike actually accomplished. "Chemical weapons have been prohibited for decades and we must enforce this prohibition". "We hope that will be the case".

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) sounded a similar note of caution on ABC's "This Week" and called for a broader strategy.

May was taking questions in Parliament about her decision to authorize the joint strikes. "We do not have an overall comprehensive strategy for dealing with Syria". "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized".

"These are big things the president's been focused on", Sanders said. "We're going to continue building on that".

Although US President Donald Trump had declared: "Mission accomplished" after the strikes, US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie at the Pentagon acknowledged that elements of the program remained and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future.

"There has been a 2000 percent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours", White said. But he said neither Trump nor the American people appear to have an appetite for a more involved military campaign in Syria. "But be very clear, if we leave, when we leave, it will be because we know that everything is moving forward". She argued Assad isn't "worthy" of talks. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences". "He now dictates his life", she said. "He now dictates his life".

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