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Trump defends his 'Mission Accomplished' tweet on Syria

Trump defends his 'Mission Accomplished' tweet on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised Russian weaponry on Sunday as his government celebrated victory over rebels in the town where an alleged chemical attack took place, triggering USA airstrikes over the weekend.

On April 1, gunfire wounded six people on a convoy of buses ferrying opposition fighters and civilians from Eastern Ghouta towards the northwestern province of Idlib, the Observatory said.

However, McKenzie acknowledged elements of the program remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future. "These courageous believers returned to their homes to be a light and many of them live in Homs and Damascus-near the targeted strikes", the statement explained.

"We would never want to have direct talks with Syria at this point". Iran's Supreme Leader called the attack a crime and the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps said it gave "the resistance a more open hand", although it did not threaten to retaliate.

Britain will study the "options" with its allies if President Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons against his people in Syria, but as yet there is nothing planned, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on April 15.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter, "The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term 'Mission Accomplished.' I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back".

"I don't think we've ever said it's OK, period".

Trump announced from the White House on Friday night that the U.S., in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, had launched strikes on Syria following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

But US officials have blamed Russian Federation for failing to rein in its Syrian ally, as the guarantor of a 2013 agreement to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons.

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Mr Trump used the term to conclude a tweet on Saturday morning following the overnight attacks, after hailing the strikes as "perfectly executed" and thanking the United Kingdom and France. Could not have had a better result. "No local resident confirmed the chemical attack".

Syria fired roughly 40 missiles wildly into the air, after the us and allied missiles had already landed, McKenzie said. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.

Backed by Iranian military aid and Russian airpower, Syrian President Bashar Assad has almost defeated the Islamist-dominated rebel groups spawned in the chaos of Syria's 2011 revolution. Some 36 per cent supported the strikes.

Johnson said Britain would take every possible precaution to defend against any Russian cyber attacks but that London would keep talking to Moscow as it did not "relish" their hard relationship.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was quoted as saying, "I believe that this action was necessary".

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, hours before the missile strikes.

"This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program".

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization also backed the strikes.

"This is something we are not going to tolerate", Haley also said Sunday. "It will restore deterrence against further regime use of chemical weapons, at least temporarily".