US Warns of New Syrian Attack if Chemical Weapons Used Again

U.S. Ambassaodr to the U.N. Nikki Haley addresses a meeting of the U.N. Security Council

U.S. Ambassaodr to the U.N. Nikki Haley addresses a meeting of the U.N. Security Council

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a statement released Sunday night, said: "The U.S. mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants U.S. forces to come home as quickly as possible".

"More bombings and the continued presence of 2,000 US troops in northeast Syria. would undoubtedly prolong the war and the suffering of Syria's people", Glass told USA TODAY. I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to us'.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin "will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn't already, and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use".

"We had up until this point had six different resolutions [before the UN Security Council] that would have dealt with investigative mechanisms for chemical weapons and Russian Federation had vetoed all of them", she said. The Treasury Department does not comment on pending sanctions.

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.

"We are going to watch out for the best interests of the American people", she said.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the success of the missile attacks depended on whether Syria stopped using chemical weapons.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded Trump to commit long-term to Syria. The "very precise" operation was also carried out without declaring war on the Assad regime or engendering any collateral damage with regard to the Russians, he said.

The sanctions are the latest effort by the United States to punish the Assad regime and its allies for a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians two weeks ago.

On "Fox News Sunday", Haley again slammed Russian Federation, accusing it of enabling the Syrian government to use chemical weapons without worrying about blowback from the United Nations.

James Piazza, a Penn State professor and Middle East expert, said he suspects the missile attacks will have a "negligible" effect on Syria's chemical weapons abilities.

"Assad knew that Russian Federation had its back, Assad knew that Russian Federation would cover for them at the United Nations, and Assad got reckless, and he used it in a way that was far more aggressive", she said.

The strike on President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons facilities was the price Syria paid for using chemical weapons on its citizens.

"We of course know that our work in Syria is not done", she said.

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

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