Residents of Town Hit by Chemical Strikes Claim New Attacks

Residents of Town Hit by Chemical Strikes Claim New Attacks

US -backed rebels groups have long pleaded for more USA intervention and complained that Washington has only fought the Islamic State group.

He said the USA is hopeful it can help bring parties together to begin the process of hammering out a political solution. We've imposed regime change on Iran in 1953, Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011; how do you think that all worked out? What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions.

The United States has conducted air strikes against Islamic State, which controls territory in eastern and northern Syria, and a small number of U.S. troops are helping rebel militias.

"There has to be a degree of simultaneous action with some sequencing", McMaster said.

Use of chlorine weapons is prohibited under the global chemical weapons convention, but production of chlorine is not.

Haley on Friday told a special session of the UN Security Council that the U.S. was "prepared to do more" in Syria and that it was Washington's "vital national interest" to stop the use and spread of chemical weapons. "The president will make whatever decision he thinks that is best for the American people". Senior U.S. military officials have said they are looking into whether Russian Federation provided drone surveillance and helped Syrian forces try to cover up what they'd done.

US -backed rebels groups have long pleaded for more USA intervention and complained that Washington has only fought the Islamic State group.

Cohen, a vocal conservative critic of Trump's foreign policy who has chided Tillerson for his reticence, said he saw Tillerson growing into the job.

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Less than 24 hours later, the tin-pot dictatorship tested a ballistic missile that reportedly fizzled in a matter of seconds. McMaster, said the USA would rely on its allies as well as on Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea.

The US officials said Russian commanders in Syria were informed of the strike beforehand in order to avoid casualties that could prompt a broader crisis. But he said Trump now needed to work with Congress to set a future course. "We now need a long-term solution to this conflict", he said. At least six people are reported to have died.

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, agreed.

But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use since. Moscow also has indicated it isn't keen on chemical weapons; it helped broker a 2013 deal that was supposed to removed most of Assad's stockpile. "There's an agreement with him not to use chemical weapons". But the man who has hitherto suggested he prefers an isolationist America might just as easily ignore Assad's future aggressions, or feel he does not want sustained brinkmanship with Russian Federation.

"The United States' priority in Syria and Iraq remains the defeat of ISIS", he added, using a term for the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Russian minister for foreign affairs Sergei Lavrov and U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson spoke by phone on Saturday about the situation in Syria after USA strikes on a Syrian air base, the Russian foreign ministry has said in a statement.

Turkey has long said Syria has no future under the Bashar al-Assad regime, while Russian Federation has come to the Syrian regime's aid.

Four years later, another attack happens and now Donald Trump and the neocons are now beating the war drums; what's even more scary about this is that there are discussions about imposing regime change which means it looks like that they are finalizing plans to invade Syria and overthrow Assad.

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