Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Syria condemns 'brutal, barbaric aggression' by Western powers

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Jan Cook | 15 April, 2018, 01:21

The U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range of Syria as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing of an expected military assault in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.

Among the sites struck in a coordinated operation by U.S., French and British forces shortly before dawn prayers was a scientific research center on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a nearby command post, the Pentagon said.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the US, France and Britain of crime.

"We confined it to the chemical weapons-type targets". The first air strike ordered by Trump occurred in April a year ago.

The U.S. said Saturday its airstrikes against Syria were successful while Syrian allies Iran and Russian Federation argue the attack was a violation of global law. "Iran is opposed to the use of chemical weapons on the basis of religious, legal and ethical standards, while at the same time it. strongly condemns (using this) as an excuse to commit aggression against a sovereign state", it added.

Trump says that last Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a "significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime".

Opposition forces, including the Islamic State, may try to take advantage of a weakened Assad.

Despite Iran's claim that its presence in Syria is at the request of the official government, in fact it depends more on what Russian Federation wants.

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Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there was some "activity" by Syrian surface-to-air missiles, but there were no reports of US or allied casualties. "We were not out to expand this, we were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time it was a heavy strike", he said.

A USA official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Aware of the public's view of events in Syria and Lebanon, the regime is now being cautious about how it reacts, and about the news it feeds to the public, for fear of more demonstrations.

More: Russia just blamed Britain for Syria chemical attack.

In congressional testimony this week Mattis addressed some of the concerns administration officials weighed as they deliberated on a possible response.

Now that the USA and its Western allies have retaliated for the Douma attack with missile strikes against targets in Syria, it is obvious that Iran will also pay a heavy price.

Russian Federation has warned the West not to make any "dangerous" moves against its ally Assad's regime.

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