UNSC rejects Russian resolution on Syria attack

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Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the strikes were accompanied by a campaign of "lies and misinformation" against Syria and Russia in the U.N. Security Council. "They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use", Haley said.

"If the goal was to pressure Syria to expedite a political solution, I think what happened will complicate the political solution and will strain global relations and the Geneva track, if not torpedo Geneva altogether", Nasrallah told an election rally in Lebanon. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it".

The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago.

MONTREAL-Syrian Canadians expressed a range of reactions to the recent USA -led airstrikes against Syria's government, with some denouncing foreign aggression and others calling for even stronger action to end the conflict that has devastated the country. As soon as Trump tweeted [his threat] that missiles will fly over to Syria, Prime Minister May responded instantly (we can imagine her clapping her hands and calling her Defence Secretary with relief ) that the British forces were ready to rain Syria with missiles once the Americans took the lead.

She also suggested that Russian Federation wasn't helpful in pursing global diplomatic responses to the chemical attack, saying the 105 missiles launched by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom at three Syrian sites connected to the making and storing of chemical weapons "didn't have to happen".

The commander-in-chef added, "In the last century, we looked straight into the darkest places of the human soul". The attack last week killed dozens of people including children. "This was not muscle flexing. Our job was never to start a war".

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He said: "There's players all over the world Portugal, Spain - you name it - wherever". We could not play fast, we could not think fast, everything was complicated.


Trump had said "mission accomplished" on Twitter after the strikes, though US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie at the Pentagon acknowledged elements of the program remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future.

U.S. envoy Nikki Haley said the strikes were "justified, legitimate and proportionate". Macron spoke with Putin on Friday, before the airstrikes.

In northern Syria, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an explosion rocked an area where pro-government Iranian fighters and allied Shi'ite militias were based. This kind of brutality can not stand, and I support the President's decision to respond with the support of our allies in the United Kingdom and France.

Sen. Tim Kaine, also appearing on "Face the Nation", slammed the air strikes as illegal and reckless without approval from Congress.

"It's very, very clear Congress has the power to declare war and only Congress", said Kaine (D-Va.). "President Trump is not a king".

Capt. Adulsalam Abdulrazek, a former officer in Syria's chemical program, said the overnight strikes probably hit "parts of, but not the heart" of the operation.

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