US Missile Strikes in Syria Trigger Protests in San Francisco
Apr 11 2017 by Joshua Bennett
The U.S. airstrikes in Syria on Friday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by President Bashar Assad's forces in the rebel-held province of Idlib this week provoked a mix of condemnation, consternation and adulation.
Even so, allies of Mr Johnson admitted it would be "a battle" to get any agreement over the two days of talks following worldwide amazement at President Trump's decision to bombard a Syrian air force base in retaliation at the use of banned chemical weapons. Former President Barack Obama had turned back from military intervention against the Assad regime in 2013 and President Donald Trump has been opposed to USA involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Russian Federation has condemned U.S. missile strikes on an airbase at Shayrat as an act of "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of global law".
"We are concerned about the current situation in Syria and call for political settlement", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. "Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children". He said that for that "this oppressive Assad needs to go". He said "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a outcome of the past administration's weakness and irresolution". State television quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as saying the committee should be impartial and "must not be headed by Americans". He called the Assad government a main force against terrorism and said it deserved the presumption of innocence in the chemical weapons attack.
McMaster continued, insinuating that he believed Russian Federation had to be knowledgeable of Syria's plan to launch a chemical attack.
With the repercussions continuing from last week's chemical weapons attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhun and a retaliatory United States strike on a Syrian government airbase, the Russian foreign ministry and embassy in London belittled Britain's role in the crisis.
He had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip meant to start a fresh dialogue with Moscow.
Secretary of State Tillerson is scheduled to travel to Moscow on Wednesday, after he attends the G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Italy from April 9 to 11. Russian Federation had its own military personnel at the Syrian military airport that the USA struck with cruise missiles.
Instead, Centcom said, the U.S. "The political solution has to come together for the good of the people of Syria".
Experts said the US military strike could complicate Tillerson's diplomatic mission to Moscow, and that an escalation of tensions between the USA and Russian Federation over the future of Assad also is possible.
But the US President warned he would do it again after unleashing a surprise attack on the Syrian regime with a massive show of firepower. Rand Paul's statement on the U.S. missile strikes. The Sound and Picture group said the airstrike hit an internet cafe, killing 14 people.
Their comments highlight the degree to which questions remain about the nature of United States policy in Syria after President Donald Trump authorised missile strikes against a government air base believed to have been involved in the deployment of chemical weapons against civilians last week. Trump spoke by telephone Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who reaffirmed strong support for the military strike and thanked the US president for his "courageous" action, according to statements issued Saturday by the White House and the official Saudi Press Agency.