Syrian Canadians express mixed reactions to US-led strikes

  • Syrian Canadians express mixed reactions to US-led strikes

Syrian Canadians express mixed reactions to US-led strikes

US ambassador to the United Nations discusses USA -led strikes on the Assad regime in retaliation for suspected chemical weapons attack, future of USA policy toward Syria, Russia and Iran.

On Saturday, the U.S., Britain, and France launched the strikes in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack a week ago on an opposition town near the Syrian capital, Damascus. There will be more.

"I think it is very hard to say mission accomplished if the mission is to deter the use of chemical weapons", Sen.

Russian Federation said it was being "threatened" and said the air strikes "will not be left without consequences" in a statement from its ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, posted on Twitter.

Now we have concerted and sustained action from three Western powers who have before been content to let Syria unfold with mere rhetorical fury and some aid money as their foil. "Hopefully he's gotten the message".

"Russian sanctions will be coming down, Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those Monday if he hasn't already and they will have to do with chemical equipment used by Assad", Haley said on CBS's "Face the Nation", referring to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

"Good souls will not be humiliated", Syria's presidential account tweeted after the airstrikes began.

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the term "mission accomplished" to describe the Friday night attacks on Syria, even as President George W. Bush's former spokesperson said he wouldn't have recommended the president use the term.

Beirut:Hours after a punishing US-led missile strike, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, dressed in a dark suit and tie, strode through the gates of his palace to start his day as usual.

"We all know our work in Syria is not done", she said. "Chemical weapons have been prohibited for decades and we must enforce this prohibition".

"I say to the foreign secretary, I say to the prime minister, where is the legal basis for this?" Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 of the missiles.

Theresa May pointedly suggested Saturday that the Syria strikes send a message "to others" about the dangers of using chemical weapons, clearly referencing Russian Federation. Global relations analysts interpreted that as meaning Russian escalation or retaliation has been greatly reduced.

"We wanted their friends Iran and Russian Federation to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well", Haley said.

Gen McKenzie said about 40 Syrian defence missiles were fired, mostly after the targets were hit.

"This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program", she said.

The inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will try to determine whether chemical weapons had been used in the Douma attack.

"If you look at what Russian Federation is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in Syria and their way of propping up Assad and working with Iran, that continues to be a problem", Haley said, adding that the use of a poisoning agent against a spy in England is "another issue". But late Saturday, senior administration officials called the evidence "incontrovertible".

According to American officials, the operation involved three U.S. destroyers, a French frigate and a United States submarine located in the Red Sea, the Gulf and the eastern Mediterranean.

A Syrian firefighter is seen inside the destroyed Scientific Research Centre in Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018.

Following recent Airstrikes in Syria, local representatives in Congress are responding to the United State's action to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians.