After Syria Strikes, Trump Claims Victory While Syrian Regime Refutes Effectiveness

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Local government officials are responding tonight, after President Trump addressed the nation, stating that the USA has launched precision strikes on targets associated with the Syrian chemical weapons program.

Moscow wants an emergency session of the UN Security Council, where it is a permanent member, to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the USA and its allies.

The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Saturday against Syrian research, storage and military targets under the pretext of a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. A sarin attack in 2013 was also what almost brought then-President Barack Obama to strike Syria.

Saeed noted that he could not have stayed at the research center after the strikes if it had contained chemical weapons, as claimed by the United States and its allies.

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Here's what we know so far about the strikes.

"Every city in the Middle East that has a water purification system probably has some chlorine".

A handout photo file made available by the US Navy on 14 April 2018, shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) firing a standard missile 3 during an exercise at sea, in the Atlantic Ocean, 15 October 2017. "Our warnings have been left unheard.We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences", Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in a statement.

Huge blasts were reported around Damascus early on Saturday, moments after the US, France, and Britain announced they were striking Syria's chemical weapons capabilities. The Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency spread misinformation before and after the 2016 US election, leveraging both Facebook and Twitter to hit users.

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He did not rule out sarin use. "Not through unilaterally just going in and bombing them just because we feel like it or because Trump wants to increase his popularity", he said.

It was unclear whether Trump thought sarin had been used when he said on Twitter on Wednesday that United States missiles "will be coming" and accused Assad of being a "Gas Killing Animal".

"We will continue to work with our worldwide partners to further investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria". Banna was born in Syria and is the President of the MACE Islamic Center. In turn, Russian Federation stated that it convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Moscow slammed the joint United Nations and OPCW inquiry as flawed. Putin added that Russian military experts who inspected Douma found no trace of the attack. The West blamed Bashar Assad, as well as Russian Federation. "Public estimates are as high as 200", she said.

The U.S., France and the United Kingdom have all said Friday's military strikes in Syria were successful.

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President Trump's decision to strike the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for his use of chemical weapons sent a powerful message that use of such munitions will not go unpunished, helping to set up a deterrent on future use. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces a red line".

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