On Fox News, Haley also said the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria before three goals have been accomplished: defeating ISIL militants, ensuring chemical weapons will not be used and maintaining the ability to watch Iran.
Johnson backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to join the United States and France to strike chemical weapons facilities in Syria on Saturday, saying it was the right thing to do to deter the further use of chemical weapons. “We have a Constitution”, she said, adding, “I don’t want to see our country end up in another broad, no-end-in-sight military engagement that puts the lives of servicemembers at risk”. “And they also sent a strong message to Syria, to Russian Federation, to Iran, when this president has a red line, he will enforce it”.
Some in the Syrian community believe it was a small positive step in the right direction while others believe it will only cause more problems for the USA and American troops in Syria.
Haley said Assad was making the use of chemical weapons “more normal and that Russian Federation was covering this up, all that has got to stop”.
She again slammed Russian Federation for enabling the Syrian government to use chemical weapons without worrying about blowback at the United Nations. “We do not have an overall comprehensive strategy for dealing with Syria”.
What did President Trump say? For all the talk of a resurgent Russian military, both in this and in the recent clash with U.S. forces in February when dozens of Russian mercenaries advanced on a USA position and were swiftly killed, the United States has twice recently dominated on this battlefield. “This was not muscle flexing”.
The Syrian president’s high spirits were matched by displays of jubilation in Damascus, where government supporters took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate their backing for Assad and express scorn for the strikes. He wrote, “If we do nothing there will be other people and other governments around the world who will look at the impunity of Assad and ask themselves: they got away with it – why shouldn’t I?”
Donald Trump ordered on Friday a massive missile strike against Syrian targets in response to the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma in the Damascus suburb.
Ms Deeb suggests: “They were faking the symptoms in the video, and the Syrian army found the jihadists’ chemical weapons factories when they entered Ghouta”.
“This is something we are not going to tolerate”, Haley also said Sunday.
“The global community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life”, she said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded Trump to commit long-term to Syria. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies.
A “number of missiles” targeted a scientific research center in Barzeh, near Damascus, and destroyed a building housing an education center and labs and caused other damage, the military said.
Sen. Tim Kaine, also appearing on “Face the Nation”, slammed the air strikes as illegal and reckless without approval from Congress.
“The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack. and are responsible for the regional consequences”, said foreign ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi. “Last week, President Trump was adamant that the USA was leaving Syria imminently. He’s a President. He’s supposed to come to Congress to seek permission to initiate a war”.
When asked whether the UK had communicated with Russian Federation ahead of the strikes, May said: “This is not something that the United Kingdom has been involved in”.
Russia, a key ally and backer of the Assad regime, has branded the military action “illegal”.