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.

More news: Toronto Raptors Beat Washington Wizards 114-106 In Game 1
More news: Pentagon gives details on damage to Syria airstrike targets
More news: Corbyn says no legal basis for attack on Syria

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.

Related Articles

  • UK PM May: British forces conduct targeted strike against Syria

    UK PM May: British forces conduct targeted strike against Syria

    Air strikes in Syria should act as a warning to Russian Federation over its use of chemical weapons, Theresa May has said. In a statement published on his Facebook page Saturday, Corbyn said: "Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace".
    Treasure just misses a medal at Commonwealth Games

    Treasure just misses a medal at Commonwealth Games

    Amit Panghal: Another boxer Amit had to settle for silver after losing 3-1 to England's Gafal Yafai in the 46-49kg category . Bester became the first Canadian to win a Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men's singles lawn bowls in Glasgow.

    Vladimir Putin condemns air strikes on Syria

    Just weeks ago, Trump said he wanted to end USA involvement in Syria and bring American troops home to focus on the homeland. China's foreign ministry said it objected to the use of force and warned that it could complicate the situation in Syria .
  • Warriors' Curry out of National Basketball Association  playoffs 1st Rd

    Warriors' Curry out of National Basketball Association playoffs 1st Rd

    With Aldridge on lockdown, the Warriors' D had accomplished its main mission, because the Spurs lack a secondary source of punch. Should the Warriors beat the Spurs and advance, it's still not clear if he'd be healthy to return for a second-round matchup.
    Wolves promoted to Premier League after Fulham draw with Brentford

    Wolves promoted to Premier League after Fulham draw with Brentford

    However, their return to the English top-flight was confirmed earlier than expected, bringing an end to a six-year absence. The Molineux side take on Bolton, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland in their final three games of the season.
    Coachella Music Festival Is Being Sued Over Radius Clause

    Coachella Music Festival Is Being Sued Over Radius Clause

    An 18-year-old woman sitting in the back seat was ejected from the auto and died from her injuries at the scene. Alcohol and drugs have been ruled out as possible factors in the deadly crash police confirmed.
  • Wild wait for grounded Jets

    Wild wait for grounded Jets

    The Jets then turned on a switch and had outshot the visitors 13-9 when the period ended, but many were from the outside. Who should you be cheering for this postseason? Like other sports, you have to win one in the other team's building.
    Lawmaker calls possible U.S.  strike on Syria 'Trump's image story'

    Lawmaker calls possible U.S. strike on Syria 'Trump's image story'

    Asked to comment on possible US strikes, Peskov said "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria". Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and Russian Federation that supports him have been blamed for this attack.
    Assumption Clinton would Triumph a Element in Re Search — Former FBI Mind

    Assumption Clinton would Triumph a Element in Re Search — Former FBI Mind

    That episode convinced Comey that he needed to step forward with his own public accounting of the email server investigation. While stopping short of regret, Comey does admit faults in his conduct of the affair.
  • Red Sox's Kelly, Yanks' Austin suspended for being in brawl

    Red Sox's Kelly, Yanks' Austin suspended for being in brawl

    Kelly had visible red marks on his neck after the game. "I was ready to defend myself". "Eventually I know I'll get out of it". Colorado star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after being a pitch from San Diego's Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind him.
    USA  actions may ruin negotiating process on Syria - Russian diplomat

    USA actions may ruin negotiating process on Syria - Russian diplomat

    The Russian Defence Ministry said Saturday that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas near to Russia's air and naval bases.

    Trump's strike didn't stop Assad last year and won't stop him now

    The sky looked orange over eastern Damascus apparently as a result of fires caused by the missiles hitting Syria. He called on Moscow to change course and join the West in seeking a more responsible regime in Damascus .