Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Donald Trump says Syrian attack 'perfectly executed', 'Mission Accomplished'

"The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate", Mr Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security Cabinet, wrote on Twitter.

Syrian air defense forces targeted an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was involved in the attack with over 25 anti-aircraft missiles.

"The U.S. -led coalition's strike on Syria will make the regional situation more complicated".

Calling it a "proportional" attack, McKenzie said Saturday the strikes destroyed "fundamental components" of Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure and "dealt them a severe blow".

The Jewish state has not commented on the attack, but the United States said that Israel had warned it about the attack beforehand.

Speaking from the White House, Trump says, "To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

In comments to foreign diplomats in Tehran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is the commander of Iran's armed forces, described the leaders of the United States, France and Britain as "criminals" for ordering the joint assault.

"Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people", Trudeau said in a statement Friday.

Back in February, Israel responded to Iran sending the drone by launching a flurry of 122 airstrikes against the Iranians in Syria. President Donald Trump had said earlier that the campaign against the regime of Bashar Assad could be "sustained".

"The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the brutal American-British-French aggression against Syria, which constitutes a flagrant violation of worldwide law", the foreign ministry said.

He said: "the United States and our allies have the will and capability to continue imposing those costs, and that Iran and Russian Federation will ultimately be unsuccessful in protecting Assad from our punitive response". They are crimes of a monster instead.

The drone had apparently entered from Syrian territory into Israeli airspace for 90 seconds before Israel shot it down. Five out the eight missiles used were said to have been destroyed by Syrian air defenses. This complicated situation will be against US interests. We thank them both.

Bucci believes the retaliation has the potential to force Assad to forgo the use of chemical weapons.

The investigation claims come shortly after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Israel had placed itself in direct confrontation with Iran.

A statement carried by state news agency SANA said the strikes aimed to block a probe by the OPCW global chemical watchdog into an alleged gas attack outside Damascus.

"Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible".

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