US Warns of New Syrian Attack if Chemical Weapons Used Again

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

USA armed aggression against Syrian territory comes after Washington and its associates recently accused the government of the Arab nation of launching a chemical attack against the city of Duma, in East Ghouta, which was sharply rejected by local authorities.

Trump, in an early morning tweet, said the attacks on Syria were carried out with great "precision".

"We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely unsafe political peak".

Kaine said the Syrian operations lack a clear strategy.

"In the USA administration there are specific people who it is possible to talk with", said Ermakov, head of the ministry's Department for Non-proliferation and Arms Control.

The nighttime Syria assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Syria's key ally, Russia, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance.

At dawn yesterday, military forces from United States of America, the UK and France, launched a devious attack on various points of this country, in Damascus and the province of Homs, leaving three injured in the latter territory.

In the emblematic square of Sadallah Jaberi, in the northern city of Aleppo, over 15,000 citizens assembled as an expression of condemnation of the attack perpetrated by the United States and other Western countries.

Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside the hotel where the meeting took place.

The action was in response to a recent deadly attack in the town of Douma. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

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Speaking to the BBC, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Western powers had no plans for further missile strikes, though they would assess their options if Damascus used chemical weapons again.

U.S. envoy Nikki Haley said the strikes were "justified, legitimate and proportionate".

The then-president stood before a massive banner that read "Mission Accomplished", though US troops had actually been deployed in the area just a month before.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Haley listed three aims for the United States: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in any way that poses a risk to US interests, that Daesh is defeated and that there is a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

Trump has made clear he wants to withdraw the roughly 2000 U.S. troops involved in the anti-Islamic State campaign in Syria. He added that he knew the media would "seize" on the phrase, but said it should be used often.

"It's illegal because he didn't come and ask permission", he said. Corbyn said in an interview with the BBC.

The president wrote "Mission Accomplished!" in regards to the strikes coordinated by the US, the United Kingdom and France against Syrian targets. Let the other people take care of it now [.] We're going to have 100 percent of the caliphate, as they call it, sometimes referred to as land. Haley noted that Russian Federation has vetoed six resolutions in the U.N. Security Council regarding chemical weapons. Syria has always denied any chemical use and accused rebels of fabricating the attack.

"We'll see how smart he is", Haley said.

Sarin had previously appeared to be the threshold for intervention.

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