Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Haley: More Russia Sanctions Coming Following Syrian Chemical Attack

Haley: More Russia Sanctions Coming Following Syrian Chemical Attack

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

"The Syrian regime knew full well what it was doing", he said.

Bashar Jaafari, Syria's envoy to the United Nations, said the US, UK and France were "liars, spoilers and hypocrites" who exploited the United Nations "to pursue your policy of interference and colonialism".

She said that it is "entirely up to Assad" whether the missile attack on Syria was a one-time response to the suspected chemical attack by Syrian forces a week ago that killed more than 40 people or part of a continuing allied military effort. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for OPCW's findings before attacking.

The Syrian army also announced that the Eastern Ghouta region, where Douma is situated, had been cleared of the last rebel fighters and was fully retaken. He said that Parliament should have been consulted before the attacks occurred.

Some leading Democrats accused Mr. Trump of "unconstitutional" military action and argued that he should have come to Congress before ordering the attack.

Speaking to the BBC, Britain's Foreign Secretary (Minister) 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.

When asked on "Fox News Sunday" about "how our relationship with Russian Federation has changed this week", Haley said that relations are "very strained".

Haley said that the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.


Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have both criticized Trump's Syria strike as risky, saying they're at odds with his earlier pledges to refrain from interventions.

The U.S., France and the United Kingdom targeted chemical weapons sites in Syria early Saturday. I think everyone is going to feel it at this point. Corbyn said in an interview with the BBC.

"Yesterday we saw the American aggression, and we were able to counter it with Soviet missiles manufactured in the 1970s", Russian lawmaker Dmitry Sablin quoted Assad as saying, according to Russian news agencies.

The U.S. already bears a "heavy responsibility for the bloody outrage" in Yugoslavia, Libya and Iraq, he said.

Given all of that, the last week has shone an enormous spotlight on the brutality of the Assad regime and the role Russian Federation and Iran have played in that - just when they were winning in Ghouta and the worldwide community did not show any signs of responding.

"If you look at what Russian Federation is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in Syria and their way of propping up Assad and working with Iran, that continues to be a problem", Haley said, adding that the use of a poisoning agent against a spy in England is "another issue".

He went on to suggest that a failure to continue to press Assad could result in the creation of "ISIS 2.0".

France, the United States and Britain plan to put forward a new draft resolution aimed at dismantling Syria's chemical weapons program, wiping out terrorism, demanding a ceasefire across Syria and finding a political solution to the war, French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre told the council on Saturday.

This isn't the first time that many of Trump's anti-interventionist supporters have felt betrayed by his foreign policy actions.

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