US launches cruise missiles on Syrian airfield

11 April, 2017, 00:06 | Author: Essie Rivera
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This statement comes after the U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Airbase in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons in the Idlib region.

Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan became the latest senior Tory to call for Britain to go further and back military action to try to end the long-running civil war. "If you look at his actions, if you look at the situation, it's going to be hard to see a government that's peaceful and stable with Assad".

While President Donald Trump cited the chemical attack as the primary reason behind the military response from the us that included 59 Tomahawk missiles, it was unclear why American forces "did not target chemical weapons storages", a spokesman for the United States Central Command (Centcom) said via Twitter. After Trump's strike last week, he said they had "achieved a clear military objective", which he said was to destroy or "significantly degrade" one of Assad's airfields. It has led a coalition carrying out air strikes against jihadist groups in Syria since 2014 but this is the first time it has targeted government forces.

Earlier this week, Trump said that the attack had changed his calculus on Syria and Assad.

With ties between the USA and Europe seemingly getting better, there has been no indication President Vladimir Putin was going to move from his position on the Assad regime in Syria.

"We are asking for an impartial global fact-finding body to be set up.to find out where these chemical weapons came from", Iran's Rouhani said in a speech on Saturday.

The civil war in Syria flared six years ago.

"For his part, Tillerson on Friday said he was disappointed" by Russia's reaction "because it indicates their continued support" for the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad called Obama's when he used poison gas in 2013. But political experts say with the show of force is risky, with Russian Federation backing Assad.

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Still, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he believed that Trump didn't need to consult with Congress.

Much like Trump's presidency, the missile strike was another loud but ultimately empty gesture by a president who incapable of formulating and pursuing coherent policies.

"I do not view it as an emotional reaction at all", Tillerson told The New York Times.

He described the gas attack as a war crime that happened under Russia's watch.

Tillerson said the United States is hopeful it can help bring parties together to begin the process of hammering out a political solution.

Dislodging al-Assad, some administration officials fear, could be just as bad or worse than the status quo.

"It's very hard to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime".

Downing Street says it is discussing measures to exert "greater pressure" on the Syrian regime and those who support it.

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