"In a powerful show of allied unity, 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", Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday during a press briefing at the Pentagon.
However, one of the stated goals of the strikes was to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad's government from using chemical weapons again. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Asked if this meant Mr Assad could carry on using barrel bombs and other means in the war provided he did not use chemical weapons, Mr Johnson said that was the "unhappy" effect. Some critics, like Northwestern University political science professor Ian Hurd, say the decision to strike might be more about distracting from President Trump's political scandals than confronting the Assad regime.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said troops would not be removed until ISIS was defeated, chemical weapons no longer threatened USA interests and it could ensure the monitoring of Iranian activity.
Addressing told the council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States was confident that the military strikes had crippled Syria's chemical weapons programme.
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Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.
"Everything that has strained the relationship is on Russia's side", she said, adding that the USA hopes for improved relations with Moscow, but that "we're not going to put up with bad behavior to get it". "This place was developing cancer medications because we couldn't import them anymore as a result of sanctions".
"So, I think it is very important to do something to reestablish deterrents, but also as a punitive thing to really punish the Syrians for doing this", Hill said. That attack, [Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says], hit a Syrian military air base and was meant to focus on Syria's ability to deliver chemical weapons.
In Damascus, Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported.
On Saturday, France, the United States and the United Kingdom handed over to their 12 Security Council partners a new draft resolution on Syria, which is reportedly expected to address the chemical weapons issue, as well as the political and humanitarian problems.