Theresa May under fire over failure to consult on Syria strikes

Nikki Haley relayed the message from President Trump at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council hours after a U.S.-led bombardment targeted Syrian chemical weapons faciliies

Nikki Haley relayed the message from President Trump at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council hours after a U.S.-led bombardment targeted Syrian chemical weapons faciliies

And on the same day that the team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons began work to determine whether chemical weapons were used in Douma on April 7, more than 100 missiles were fired by the US, Britain and France into Syria.

He says people want to see justice after seeing the chemical attacks in Syria.

Moscow and Damascus are waging the same "battles" against terrorism and "to protect worldwide law based on respect of the sovereignty of countries and the wills of people", Assad said in comments carried by state media, an apparent jab at the three Western allies.

When asked whether Russian Federation was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the United Nations, Ryabkov told TASS news agency: "Now the political situation is extremely tense, the atmosphere is extremely electrified, so I will not make any predictions".

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

"There is not a good or a bad war, and nothing can justify such instruments that exterminate defenseless people and populations", the pope said.

USA and allied strikes against Syria took out targets with materiel that could have been used to produce chemical weapons such as sarin, a senior U.S. official says.

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now in Damascus and are expected to visit Douma this weekend. A Syrian government source told Russian reporters that OPCW experts were planning to start their activities in the Syrian area of Eastern Ghouta, where a chemical attack allegedly took place.

While he is a supporter of the Syrian government, Ramli said he would change his mind if concrete evidence were to emerge that Assad were behind the chemical weapons attack.

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NATO said all 29 of its members in the alliance backed the airstrikes

The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says fresh sanctions against Russian Federation are on the way, in a bid to target companies supplying equipment to the Syrian government.

Senator Mazie K Hirono said she was deeply concerned by the Trump's incoherent strategy on Syria where there are layers of complexity and no easy answers.

The remark came in a parenthetical phrase during an interview on Fox News Sunday, as Haley blamed Russian Federation for strains in its relationship with the United States. But he appeared to contradict that message when he said on Saturday that Western allies were prepared to "sustain" the military response if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not stop using prohibited chemical weapons.

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the legal basis used to support the British role was debatable, adding that he would only support action backed by the UN Security Council.

"I say to the foreign secretary, I say to the prime minister, where is the legal basis for this?"

The wave of missile strikes was the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of Syria's brutal civil war.

U.S. President Donald Trump praised the military strike on Syria as a "perfectly executed" operation and said it was aimed at ending the use of such weapons of mass destruction. Are we staying there now to topple Assad, to counter Iran, to check Russian Federation, to help the Kurds, to buttress Israel, to rebuild our relationships with Turkey?

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks. But they have refrained from targeting Assad's government, apart from a volley of US missiles previous year.

Trump, who had telegraphed the attack on Twitter, told the nation that preventing the production and use of chemical weapons is in the national interests of the United States.

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