US' Haley rules out one-on-one talks with Syria's Assad

US, allies attack Syria to stop chemical weapons

Damascus defiant as Trump orders strikes after Syria chemical attack

Behind closed doors, Trump pushed for a more aggressive response than the one taken previous year, wanting options that would involve attacks on targets in Syria associated with Russian Federation and Iran, officials said. "Mission Accomplished!" Trump tweeted. Could not have had a better result.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley countered this claims, telling the council "there is clear information demonstrating Assad's culpability".

"However Syria has forced us to take action by it use of chemical weapons", she said, adding: "The United States is locked and loaded".

Relaying a message from Mr Trump at an emergency Security Council meeting on Syria, Ms Haley said: "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line".

The UN Security Council has rejected a resolution tabled by Russian Federation calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the United States and its allies against Syria.

In short, Assad should have nothing to fear from using chemical weapons again.

Syrian state media called the attack a "flagrant violation of global law", while Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it a "crime". Russia, Assad's strongest ally, has used its veto power as many as 12 times to block United Nations action against Syria.

The UN Security Council is now meeting at Russia's request to discuss air strikes launched by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

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He also suggested if he was president he would "let them all fight with each other - focus on U.S.!"

Bush's speech came just six weeks after the USA invaded Iraq, but the war dragged on for years after, costing thousands of lives and billions in taxpayer money. "It's not a solution for Syrian people but it's for the global community because Syria signed the convention against chemical weapons". Nor did they target intelligence capabilities, logistics sites, or other enablers of Syrian military chemical weapons efforts.

"A plan for ending the crisis must be found, with a political solution".

While the chemical weapons attack has put Syria fully on Trump's radar, experts say it's unlikely to persuade him to stay the course in Syria beyond defeating Islamic State.

"I support this targeted response to Assad's horrific use of chemical weapons against his own people, and we are right to act with our allies Great Britain and France against this violation of worldwide law".

"Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity or become normalized".

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these risky circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday night said the assault was a "one-time shot", so long as Assad does not repeat his use of chemical weapons. White says the strikes 'were very successful.

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