Syria Must Declare All Chemical Weapons Stockpile to Continue Geneva Process

16 April, 2018, 11:56 | Author: Jason Torres
  • For residents of Syrian capital attack comes as a disorienting predawn barrage of light and sound

With the latest USA missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America's red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons.

The US Ambassador to United Nations also used the occasion to defend the usage of the words "mission accomplished", by the US President Donald Trump after he ordered the military on Friday to launch airstrikes on three sites in Syria. It's decisive and deliberate action against the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons that killed innocent Syrian civilians, including defenseless children.

- French president Emmanuel Macron said "a red line" had been crossed after the chemical weapons attack in Douma.

DAILY POST reports that air strikes by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday hit three targets that Western officials said were linked to chemical weapons development in the Damascus and Homs areas.

All three allies fired 22 weapons at the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site just west of Homs, and the USA military launched seven missiles at the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Bunker, McKenzie said. The wave of strikes represents the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of Syria's civil war.

A UN Security Council vote brought by Syria's ally, Russia, and condemning the US-led strikes was rejected.

Haley has been one of the strongest voices accusing Russian Federation of enabling the Syrian government in its use of chemical weapons in the civil war that is now in its seventh year.

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The United Nations Security Council rejected a Russian resolution that would condemn "aggression" by the US and its allies against Syria on Saturday.

Huge blasts were reported around Damascus early on Saturday, moments after the US, France, and Britain announced they were striking Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

According to USA officials, the operation comprised three United States destroyers, a French frigate and a U.S. submarine.

"President Bashar al-Assad would never use chemical weapons on his own people".

Soussan reiterated a pledge by the Syrian government that the chemical experts would be allow to investigate unimpeded. President Donald Trump "enforces" the red line and the U.S. will sustain the pressure on the war-torn nation, she said.

With the new attack on Syria, things appear headed in the opposite direction.

He did not rule out sarin use.

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