The President has been mulling strikes against the Assad regime for suspected use of chlorine-based chemical weapons against civilians Saturday.
Experts say it’s possible for the USA to hit Syrian targets while dodging Russian troops and avoiding a major escalation.
Since the attack, President Trump has been engaged in a spat with Russian Federation – which threatened to shoot down any USA missiles that might be launched against Syria in retaliation.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on Wednesday that the USA would give the Russian military a list of targets it intends to hit.
Trump tweeted yesterday that the USA will be launching missiles at targets in Syria in response to the suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held area that killed at least 40 people.
Twelve council members voted in favour of the USA resolution, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting no, and China abstained.
Mrs May described the alleged chemical attack as a “shocking, barbaric act” and said she was “appalled but not surprised” at Russian Federation, which vetoed a US-drafted United Nations resolution proposing a new inquiry to establish who was to blame.
Eurocontrol said missiles could be used in the eastern Mediterranean sea within the next few days.
Trump wrote on April 12.
Syrian officials have denied that the poison gas attack took place, however, unsettling pictures of men, women and children being treated in make shift medical centres has prompted a massive response from the U.S. and its European allies who are now threatening action.
Shabaan said the results of the Syrian war have come against the Western approach in terms of the emergence of the Russian, Syrian and Hezbollah alliance, calling it the “alliance of the future”. USA lawmakers questioned whether Trump has the legal authority to order strikes without Congressional approval and opposition parties voiced concern.
Public reports do strongly suggest chemical weapons were used by Syrian government forces, which now surround Douma.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria”, Trump tweeted. The OPCW replied that a mission would be deployed to the affected town and asked the Syrian government to make necessary preparations.
Kupchan attributed Trump’s tough rhetoric, in which he has called out Putin by name over Saturday’s attack, to politics. The Russian center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties on April 9 examined Douma to find no traces of chemical weapons.
Macron has insisted he does “not want an escalation” and that any response would focus on Syria’s chemical capabilities, not on allies of the regime.
A rival Russian bid to create a new inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria failed after the draft resolution only received six votes in favour.
Justin Bronk, an air-combat expert at the Royal United Services Institute, said chemical weapons killed fewer people than regular bombs but did so in a “particularly terrifying” way.
YouGov refers to the change in public views on RAF strikes against Daesh in Syria during 2014 and 2015.
The Observatory said there are still rebel fighters inside Douma, some of them would still be evacuated to the other opposition held areas in northern Syria.
Macron said that he would respond “at a time of our choosing, when we judge it to be the most useful and the most effective”. “That’s why they don’t like him so much”.
“There can be no doubt what was used and there remains no alternative explanation about who was responsible – only Russian Federation has the means, motive and record”, he said.
A French frigate, UK Royal Navy submarines laden with cruise missiles and the USS Donald Cook, an American destroyer equipped with Tomahawk land attack missiles have all moved into range of Syria’s sun-bleached coast.