Published: Вс, Апреля 15, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

France urges Russian Federation to join peace push after Syria strike

France urges Russian Federation to join peace push after Syria strike

The US president had sharply critical words for both Russian Federation and Iran, which have backed Assad's government.

The US, UK and France have launched "precision strikes" on targets linked to chemical weapons in Syria in response to the alleged poison gas attack which killed dozens of people in the Syrian town of Douma.

Mr. Trump described a very specific type of target that the US would go after, which are Syria's chemical weapon capabilities.

"When he sees these sorts of things, they outrage him", said a source familiar with the internal debate at the White House.

Rebels had captured it in 2012, and Syrian government fighters had not entered it since.

Russia has introduced the draft resolution condemning the missile strikes against Syria and calling on the United States and its allies to immediately stop aggression, according to the Russian mission to the UN.

But with Saturday's attacks, Trump has abruptly deepened USA involvement in Syria.

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When the skies above Damascus lit up in the early morning hours of Saturday, shock swept through the capital. Russian Federation deployed the operation during the 2016 US elections.

Early Saturday, the USA, along with Britain and France, carried out three airstrikes in Syria.

General James Mattis described the military strike as a "one-time shot" which was roughly double the power of the 2017 strike in Syria. The U.S. and other Western powers have blamed the suspected gas attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Russian Federation and Iran. This type of behavior has become a pattern for the Assad regime and I sincerely hope last night's strikes reinforce our determination to confront those who would use chemical weapons. Officials said all weapons hit their marks, which were three facilities that were a part of President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program.

And he thanked the United Kingdom and France "for their wisdom and the power of their fine military".

He said France has "no doubt" that the Syrian government was behind a suspected chemical attacks last weekend. The Trump administration has never articulated its strategy or goal in Syria beyond fighting Islamic State militants and calling for political negotiations to replace Assad. Trump had been scheduled to attend but stayed in Washington to focus on Syria.

However, President Vladimir Putin has denounced the strikes, calling them an "act of aggression".

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