“We’re not going into Syria”, President Trump told Maria Bartiromo from FOX Business. “He didn’t do it”.
But after the U.S.’ surprise strike last week on Syrian President Bashar Assad, a Russian ally, in retaliation for the regime’s chemical attack, Trump finds his administration in a major diplomatic dispute with Moscow.
The proposed resolution would have condemned the alleged attack and expressed the council’s full backing to investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Some of Washington’s allies had been wary of Trump, who spoke during his election campaign of seeking closer ties with Moscow and questioned the value of United States support for its traditional friends.
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Putin said on Tuesday that the United States missile strike over the alleged gas attack was reminiscent of a plot hatched in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
“Where is the proof that Syrian troops used chemical weapons?” These crude, imprecise munitions are dropped on Syria almost daily and have killed thousands of people, according to activists tracking the deaths. “I think it’s very bad for mankind”.
“To my colleagues from Russian Federation – you are isolating yourselves from the global community every time one of Assad’s planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death”, Haley said during a Security Council meeting earlier on Wednesday. “You see the same kids – no arms, no legs, no face”. Trump’s critics fear that continued USA action against the Assad regime could trigger a confrontation with Russian Federation, the main backer of the Syrian government.
“In general, primitiveness and loutishness are very characteristic of the current rhetoric coming out of Washington”. And then Russian Federation came in and saved him. In their place is an emerging policy based on red lines, displays of military force and confrontational diplomacy with adversaries.
Like Assad, Iran and Russian Federation made a decision to use their power in the crisis after it became certain that Tehran had failed in protecting Assad who was about to be ousted back then.
Russian Federation has defended Assad, a staunch ally, against USA allegations that his forces carried out the attack, saying there is no such evidence. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said U.S. “And they came back with a number of different alternatives, and we hit them very hard”.
A senior USA official said Moscow is trying to “confuse the world”, while Mattis said Washington is certain Assad is to blame.
“I have to do health care first”, said Trump. Moscow was aware that the best time to intervene in Syria would be during Obama’s presidency to impose the status. “We are sending an armada, very powerful”.
Russian Federation said rebels dispersed whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign. “And we have the best military people on earth”. And again, here’s the thing: He’s not wrong.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the G7 ministers – who also held talks with their counterparts from Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE – wanted to “avoid a military escalation” in Syria.
Future evacuations will see some 30,000 people moved around the country. Mr Trump ordered the strike, then turned to Mr Xi to explain what was happening.
Trump returned to telling his story. Let me tell you.
“Yes, heading towards Syria”, Mr Trump said, before continuing: “And he was eating his cake”. He said he would ask The Hague and the global community to investigate the allegations. Tillerson’s mission sees the Trump administration taking on the traditional U.S. role as spokesman for a unified Western position.