President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" after ordering a military strike on suspected chemical weapons targets in Syria Friday night, provoking strong protests by Syrian leaders, Iran and Russian Federation.
Vice President Mike Pence also said Trump carried out the strikes armed with US intelligence that at "a minimum it was the chemical weapon of chlorine", noting investigators still might prove sarin was used.
"We deployed 105 weapons against three targets that will significantly impact the Syrian regime's ability to develop, deploy and use chemical weapons in the future", said Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Director of the Joint Staff during a Pentagon Press Conference Saturday.
- French president Emmanuel Macron said "a red line" had been crossed after the chemical weapons attack in Douma.
She also suggested that Russian Federation wasn't helpful in pursing global diplomatic responses to the chemical attack, saying the 105 missiles launched by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom at three Syrian sites connected to the making and storing of chemical weapons "didn't have to happen".
Her remarks come after, the U.S., along with the United Kingdom (UK) and France together launched airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons facilities in the war-torn country.
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Russian president Vladimir Putin has denounced the missile strikes by the US, France and the United Kingdom as an "act of aggression" that would exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.
"We don't need more military action, we need all global parties to push for a political solution", said Boulad.
The Pentagon said three chemical weapons facilities, including a research and development center in Damascus' Barzeh district and two installations near Homs, were hit in the early hours of Saturday.
Mattis said Friday that the United States had not yet confirmed that the suspected Syrian chemical weapons attack included the use of sarin gas.
The vote reflected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but also again demonstrated the paralysis of the U.N.'s most powerful body in dealing with the seven-year-long Syrian conflict. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it", she told CBS News on Sunday.
"You can keep burning people alive and dropping barrel bombs over cities, but don't use chemical weapons, because it will make us look bad".
"Another fear that has arisen in the security establishment", the source added, "is that the Western powers' operation will provide Russian Federation with the excuse to ignore Israel's requests and expedite the sale of advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Assad's army, something that would harm the IDF's freedom of action". "This is not about intervening in a civil war".