US To Hit Russia With Sanctions Over Syria Attack, Nikki Haley Confirms

US To Hit Russia With Sanctions Over Syria Attack, Nikki Haley Confirms

Kerry Wise
April 16, 2018

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Haley listed three aims for the United States: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in any way that poses a risk to USA interests, that Daesh is defeated and that there is a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

With the opposition Labour, Scottish National and Liberal Democrat parties all saying she was wrong to order the attack without consulting Parliament, and Labour and the SNP also condemning the attack itself, May will be lucky if she avoids a vote.

Twitter promptly seized on the statement, drawing comparisons to an infamous May 2003 speech in which President George W. Bush proudly declared the end of a major United States presence in Iraq while standing on an aircraft carrier in front of a banner that said, "Mission Accomplished".

He said France has "no doubt" that the Syrian government was behind a suspected chemical attacks last weekend.

On Saturday, McKenzie said the three allies' ships and aircraft in the Red Sea, northern Arabian Gulf and the eastern Mediterranean launched 105 missiles and hit all of their targets at around 4 a.m.

"So, I think it is very important to do something to reestablish deterrents, but also as a punitive thing to really punish the Syrians for doing this", Hill said. Syrian time, about 9 p.m. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

"This is not going to solve the Syrian conflict".

Military strikes hit three targets: a warfare technology center and two chemical weapons facilities.

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Friday's military campaign targeted research facilities that are thought to have been involved in the production of chemical weapons. He said at least one chemical was used - chlorine, which has legitimate industrial uses and had not previously triggered a USA military response.

Saturday's airstrikes drew support from the European Union, Germany, Israel and other allies.

'Russia can complain all it wants about fake news, but no one is buying its lies and its cover-ups, ' she said of Syria's strongest ally, ' Haley said.

Defence secretary Gavin Wiliamson told BBC Radio 4: "Our service personnel have played an important role in terms of degrading the ability of the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in the future, but also it sends a clear message to the Syrian regime that they can not continue to use chemical weapons with impunity. Not at this point in a civil war and bring the wrath of the whole world on his back", George said.

"The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons". "It is not about regime change".

Russian officials described the Syrian President as being in a "good mood" during Sunday's meeting and continuing his work in Damascus.

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied any use of banned weapons. But there was a clear warning that if the Assad regime resorts to chemical weapons again, then further strikes may well follow.