Trump considering to introduce sanctions against Russia, Iran for supporting Syria
- Author: Delores Daniels Apr 14, 2017,
Apr 14, 2017, 8:36
"So the president has asked us to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and our allies and partners in that region". I think what you're going to see is strong leadership. "Because if you're an adversary of the United States and you don't worry about what Trump may do on any given day then you're insane".
The strikes, which activists said left at least one woman dead and three others injured, came a day after the United States launched 59 missiles at a Syrian air base in response to the gas attack that killed upward of 80 people.
By championing Mr. Assad and condemning US "aggression", President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation seemed to be burying the idea that he could somehow cooperate with the Trump administration to end the conflict on his terms.
He said Russian Federation should also be asked how it didn't know that Syria was planning a chemical attack since it had advisers at the Syrian airfield. The president said he acted "to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons".
Earlier this month, Trump suggested the US might take action unilaterally if China wasn't willing to do more. The President saw the evidence. It was also unclear on Saturday morning where the strikes had been launched from.
"I think the president has authorization to use force", he said. "If he needs to do more, he will do more".
Mr Tillerson said that Russia's failure to ensure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles were destroyed enabled the attack.
The unidentified official told the Korean Central New Agency the airstrikes were "absolutely unpardonable", and proves Pyongyang is justified in having nuclear weapons. "Clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians".
Haley echoed his comments in somewhat harsher tones on "State of the Union".
The United States is warning that it could take further military action in Syria if the government there uses chemical weapons or barrel bombs. "This is a great opportunity for the Russian leadership to reevaluate what they are doing". "The first priority for them was to cover for Assad".
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, agreed. Ed Markey rebuked Haley's call for regime change, saying that would require a major military effort on the part of the US. "And that would mean putting American young men and women on the ground in battlefield conditions in order to accomplish that goal".
It was up to national security adviser H.R. McMaster to reconcile the two views, and he tried to insist there was no real difference of opinion.
"There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime", Haley said. "Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population?"
President Trump's top diplomat will accuse Russian Federation of complicity in Syria's war crimes during a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with Vladimir Putin's foreign minister, it was reported Sunday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the USA strike as "act of aggression" and said it violated global law. British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on April 9 accused Russian Federation of being responsible "by proxy" for the death of the 87 civilians killed in the Khan Sheikhoun attack.
He said allegations that al-Assad's regime was behind a chemical weapons attack were "baseless" and suggested it was carried out by rebel groups to influence global public opinion.
Graham called that a "serious mistake". He was by Trump's side during his meetings with Xi and spoke publicly multiple times to address both issues.