Trump defends use of "mission accomplished" phrase for Syria strike


Much like US statements, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there are no plans to launch additional military strikes against Syria, but that his country and its allies will consider further action if Assad uses chemical weapons against his people in the future. He also described the airstrikes as an act of Western aggression, a view which the visiting lawmakers shared.

Russian news agencies reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a phone call, told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani there would be chaos in worldwide relations if there are further Western strikes on Syria. "This lets them know that this not good behaviour". The Syrian president also reportedly accepted an invitation to visit Siberia, though it was not clear when the visit would take place. Russian Federation has vetoed at least six resolutions in the U.N. Security Council regarding chemical weapons.

"They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to (Syrian President Bashar al) Assad and chemical weapons use".

On CNN's Sunday show "State of the Union", Sen.

Some 17 Arab heads of state were expected to attend Sunday's meeting in Dhahran. "It should be taken as part of a strategy".

Expected key subjects of conversation at the summit include perceived Iranian meddling in Arab affairs, such as in the civil war in Yemen and in supporting Shiite fights in Iraq.

The nighttime Syria assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Syria's key ally, Russia, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance. While Saudi Arabia backed the strikes, Arab League members Lebanon and Morocco denounced them.

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President Donald Trump's recent air strike on Syria was controversial enough, but his tweets about the operation drew a wave of backlash on social media.

Meanwhile, France urged Russian Federation to join political talks on solutions in Syria.

But British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was little doubt the Syrian government used a barrel bomb - large containers packed with fuel, explosives and scraps of metal - to deliver the chemicals at Douma. Corbyn said. "The legal basis. would have to be self defense or the authority of the UN Security Council. The humanitarian intervention is a legally debatable concept at the present time", he said in a TV interview with the BBC.

Russian Federation and Iran have called the strikes a "military crime" and "act of aggression".

There is now no legal requirement for the British government to seek parliamentary approval before committing troops to action. "What we are saying is at some point we want to see our military come home", she said.

"It was a sign aimed at the sailors on the ship, but it conveyed a broader knowledge", he said in a 2008 interview with CNN.