Pakistan concerned over situation in Syria; condemns use of chemical weapons

Pakistan concerned over situation in Syria; condemns use of chemical weapons

He criticised the USA and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for global inspectors to complete their visit to the area.

Both the regime of Syria's Bashar al-Assad and its ally Russian Federation have denied all responsibility for the April 7 attack, and Moscow slammed the "aggressive actions" of the Western coalition, but it has not yet responded militarily.

Syria says it had given up its chemical weapons in 2013.

"Last year the focus was on the delivery", Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said on Saturday.

But President Trump remains ambivalent about crafting a foreign policy that would prevent those three nations from continuing their slaughter.

Syria's state-run news agency SANA reported at least three civilians were wounded in the strikes.

"We did not do any coordination with Russian Federation on these strikes, and neither did we pre-notify them", Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Friday night.

When asked about the hard evidence of the alleged chemical attack in Syria and justification of the United States strike, Pentagon officials showed the art of avoiding direct answers and shifting the blame.

He criticized Washington and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the global chemical-weapons watchdog group to visit the area.

The prime target of the operation was the Barza Research and Development Center in the greater Damascus area, which McKenzie noted was "one of the most heavily defended aerospace areas in the world".

· The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was scheduled to begin a fact-finding mission to investigate the claims of gas attacks on civilians in Douma. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime", he added.

One senior U.S. official familiar with the decision to act on Friday said the U.S., British and French intelligence services were unanimous in their assessments of the attack and were "eager" to move when they did because of concerns about contamination of the site.

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President Donald Trump is warning Russian Federation and Iran about their association with Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's government, as he announces the launch of retaliatory strikes after an apparent chemical weapons attack last week.

France and the United Kingdom joined us in the attacks. The combined forces are prepared to respond until Syria no longer use chemical weapons on its citizens.

"Those 100 plus missiles that were fired against Syria today will have the same effect on our country as last year's 58 tomahawks had: nothing", said Idriss from her home in the Mezzeh neighbourhood of the capital.

He added: "Could not have had a better result". "Mission Accomplished!" he declared.

She added: "We agreed that is was both right and legal to take military action together with our closest allies".

Whose has supported the strikes?

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said all 29 of its members in the alliance backed the airstrikes.

Israel described the strikes as an "important signal" to Iran, Syria and the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

But with Saturday's attacks, Trump has abruptly deepened USA involvement in Syria.

Political analyst Abdel Masih al Shami remarked that the United States and Western countries are unlikely to be able to wage a full-scale war against Russian Federation, "especially after Vladimir Putin's statement about his country possessing an incredibly powerful weapon", which he described as the chief reason for the West's "current rage". It was the first such close confrontation between USA forces and fighters backing Assad.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged parties to exercise restraint and find a political solution.

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