Haley Warns US, Allies 'Locked and Loaded' to Strike Syria Again

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Pentagon officials and President Donald Trump on Saturday praised US airstrikes in Syria, but some locals are saying America hasn't gone far enough.

It was an unusual choice of phrase, given that George Bush notoriously posed in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner - six weeks into the failed American invasion of Iraq.

"Good souls will not be humiliated", Syrian President Bashar Assad tweeted, while hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus, the capital, where they flashed victory signs and waved flags in scenes of defiance after the one-hour barrage launched Friday evening (early Saturday in Syria).

Akhras dubbed this weekend's airstrikes a slap on the wrist: "It's just not going to be enough. We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria".

Dr. Zaher Sahloul said he saw Syrian devastation firsthand when he traveled to the country on a medical mission two years ago.

Humam Akbik has family in Syria
Humam Akbik has family in Syria

Assad "now dictates his own life", Haley said. "People lost hope that the worldwide community will do something to stop these atrocities".

"The coalition strike in Syria is a measured response to Assad's barbaric use of chemical weapons".

"If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded".

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.

The aim, she said, is "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things".

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview in Sunday's Journal Du Dimanche newspaper that "we should join our efforts to promote a political process in Syria that would allow a way out of the crisis".

The Syrian government has denied responsibility and Russian Federation has suggested Israel or Britain was to blame, the latter to justify increased western intervention into the war-ravaged country. The U.S., he said, didn't want to oust Assad because he was a dictator - most U.S. allies in the region are led by dictators.

According to Tehran based Press TV, Saeed Saeed, head of the institution said the center was previously used by the Organisation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) but now works on pharmaceutical products.

The narrowly targeted pre-dawn military operation, which took aim at three alleged chemical weapons facilities, earned quick scorn from Russian Federation, but a push by Moscow for condemnation of the strikes at the Security Council fell far short.Trump and his allies ordered the mission in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack a week ago on the rebel-held town of Douma that left more than 40 people dead.Washington believes both sarin and chlorine were used in the April 7 attack, a senior United States administration official told reporters on Saturday.

But he appeared to contradict that message when he said on Saturday that Western allies were prepared to "sustain" the military response if Assad does not stop using prohibited chemical weapons.

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Meanwhile, Russia's defense ministry said Saturday the Western strikes claimed no victims among Syrian civilians or military.

Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7.

Russian President Vladimir Putin severely condemned the attacks saying that the strikes violate the UN Charter and global law. Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn't already and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use.

Russian Federation countered that the US-led action was aimed at overthrowing Assad and keeping Moscow's influence in check.

Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Assad's allies throughout the conflict, rallied around the regime, warning that the attack would have consequences but stopped short of threatening any retaliation.

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In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May held an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss support for U.S. action against the Syrian regime.

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