Russian Lawmaker: US Strikes On Syria Violate International Law

Russian Lawmaker: US Strikes On Syria Violate International Law

Russian Lawmaker: US Strikes On Syria Violate International Law

The strikes hit three sites - one in Damascus and two in Homs - which US President Donald Trump said were "associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad".

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a little over a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who USA officials believe has continued to test the West's willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday night that the three allies had launched military strikes to punish Syrian Assad for alleged chemical weapons use and to prevent him from doing it again.

"The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons", he said. It was "the crimes of a monster instead".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was more cautious, but by the time the first precision cruise missile was launched, Trump had a mini-coalition.

The US president said Washington is prepared to "sustain" pressure on Mr Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.

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More than 100 armaments, bombs and ship-launched cruise missiles, were deployed, the Pentagon said.

"This action was proportionate and targeted, it was not aimed at (Syrian President Bashar al) Assad's allies nor at the civilian population", Le Drian said in a televised statement. "It was done on targets that we believed were selected to hurt the chemical weapons program. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris".

Jeremy Corbyn had previously called for a parliamentary vote on any military action but the Prime Minister went over his head.

Meanwhile French President Emmanuel Macron, said in a statement, The red lines set by France in May 2017 has been crossed. A fact-finding team of inspectors from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog was in Damascus and had been expected to head to the town of Douma on Saturday, scene of the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people. "Syria continues to engage in and provide a base for murderous actions, including those of Iran, that put its territory, its forces and its leadership at risk", the official said. We thank them both.

Russian Federation has reacted with displeasure. "The attack is the blatant violation of global laws, as well as ignoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said according to Iranian state media. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

He further said, "The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons.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?"

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"We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world", May said, referring to a recent assassination attempt on a Russian double agent.

Turkey, an important player in the Syrian conflict, said it viewed the airstrikes as "an appropriate response" to the Douma attack.

"A significant body of information including intelligence indicates the Syrian regime was responsible for this attack", she said. The Syrian government has denied the accusations.

Mattis had reportedly been arguing for a cautious response that would minimise the risk of the United States being dragged deeper into Syria's civil war.

May ignored a convention that she seek parliamentary approval before launching any military action.

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French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly said all French aircraft had returned safely from their mission.

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