Trump chastised Syria's two main allies, Russia and Iran, for their roles in supporting "murderous dictators", and noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had guaranteed a 2013 global agreement for Assad to get rid of all of his chemical weapons.
Trump says that last Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a "significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime".
Government officials from the participating countries also do not seem too hot on the idea of the U.S.re-entering the TPP, citing in particular the difficulty of re-negotiating an agreement that already took years to finalize. It would reassure allies in the region that the US presence will endure. Military analysts told NBC News the strikes didn't alter the course of Syria's civil war.
Russia's Canadian embassy tweeted, "Washington & its UK/French allies should and will be held #responsible for this brazen act of #aggression and disregard of global law". The ties that the US would achieve through a Trans-Pacific Partnership strengthen our ties with key security allies like Japan and Australia, New Zealand. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences", the statement read. Since that did not work, a more intense attack would aim to degrade his ability to carry out further such attacks, and would try to do this by hitting Syrian aircraft, military depots and chemical facilities, among other things.
"Good souls will not be humiliated", Syria's presidential office tweeted, as translated by The Associated Press.
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado announced on Friday that he had convinced U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, to protect from federal interference those state laws that legalize marijuana for certain uses. A USA -led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014 as part of a largely successful effort to break the IS grip on both Syria and Iraq.
The U.K.'s defense ministry said Britain contributed "four Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s" to the effort.
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Last Saturday, the Assad regime again deployed chemical weapons to slaughter innocent civilians - this time, in the town of Douma, near the Syrian capital of Damascus. "It is not about regime change".
Dunford said the research center was used for development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology.
In a statement later on Saturday morning in London, May said the United Kingdom was "confident of its success".
Mattis said there were "no reports of losses" on the part of USA and allied forces participating in the strike, which included manned aircraft. The state-run Tass news agency reported earlier Friday that Russian ships were closely watching USA destroyers in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, from which air strikes would likely be launched. By the end of the World War I, more than 1 million people had been killed or injured by chemical weapons.
Trump, who opposed multilateral trade pacts in his election campaign in 2016 and criticized the TPP as a "horrible deal", pulled the USA out of the pact in early 2017. Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
Two US officials said attacks could continue beyond tonight, with a senior administration official saying "this isn't over". Turkey is a USA ally despite considering certain Kurdish groups in the region to be terrorists while the US has backed those groups as a fighting force against ISIS.