If Syria uses toxic gas again, USA 'locked and loaded': United Nations envoy

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya speaks during UN Security Council meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York

If Syria uses toxic gas again, USA 'locked and loaded': United Nations envoy

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council that the military strikes were "justified, legitimate, and proportionate". She said the administration has responded with a number of aggressive actions, such as "the sanctions continuing to happen, which you'll see again on Monday". "And they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use".

"If the goal was to pressure Syria to expedite a political solution, I think what happened will complicate the political solution and will strain worldwide relations and the Geneva track, if not torpedo Geneva altogether", Nasrallah told an election rally in Lebanon.

They quoted the legislators as saying Assad was in a "good mood" and accepted an invitation to visit the Siberian region of Khanty-Mansi.

It is one of at least three sites that have been consistently referenced in association with Syria's chemical weapons program, including Masyaf and Dummar, also known as Jamraya, both reported to have been hit by Israeli strikes previous year.

MONTREAL-Syrian Canadians expressed a range of reactions to the recent US -led airstrikes against Syria's government, with some denouncing foreign aggression and others calling for even stronger action to end the conflict that has devastated the country.

This comes days after the US, Britain, and France conducted "precision strikes" in Syria on Friday in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

"This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program. These air strikes are not only unconstitutional, they are dangerously escalating a conflict that could send us into a war with multiple countries", Jayapal said.

"The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air", he said. "This was not muscle flexing".

McCain said the message to Assad must be that the cost of using chemical weapons is worse than any perceived benefit.

Directly taunting US President Donald Trump, Assad said the effectiveness of Russia's weapons in repelling the strike proved whose military was really "lagging behind".

Trump has told military commanders to quickly wrap up operations so he can bring the about 2,000 troops on the ground home within a few months, but Haley insisted there was no deadline.

If Syria uses toxic gas again, USA 'locked and loaded': United Nations envoy

"This is something we are not going to tolerate", Haley also said Sunday.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike against Syria's military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by U.S. warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces between 03:42 and 05:10 Moscow time on Saturday.

"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria", Macron said, according to AFP.

Air missile fire is seen over Damascus after a US attack on Syria on April 14.

Sen. Tim Kaine, also appearing on "Face the Nation", slammed the air strikes as illegal and reckless without approval from Congress. "Only Congress not the White House has the power to declare war", she said. "President Trump is not a king".

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the legal basis used to support the British role was debatable, adding that he would only support action backed by the UN Security Council. "We need to defeat ISIS". But we heard different things from the administration.

Russian Federation and Iran have called the action a "military crime" and "act of aggression". "It should be taken as part of a strategy".

Some in the Syrian community believe it was a small positive step in the right direction while others believe it will only cause more problems for the USA and American troops in Syria. He said the message must demonstrate that the USA and its allies have the will and capability to continue imposing those costs, and that Iran and Russian Federation will ultimately be unsuccessful in protecting Assad from our punitive response.

Russian Federation and Iran have called the strikes a "military crime" and "act of aggression".

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and they agreed the Western airstrikes were an "illegal action. adversely impacting prospects for political settlement in Syria", a Kremlin statement said.

Putin said the actions violated the U.N. Charter and if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in worldwide relations", the statement said.

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