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President Trump Sparks Social Media Backlash With 'Mission Accomplished' Tweet

The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands The flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in front of their building in The Hague the Netherlands
Melinda Barton | 16 April, 2018, 03:44

She spoke after the US led an air-and-sea missile attack overnight Friday on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in response to his purported March 7 chemical attack on civilians, in the country's years-long civil war. There will be more. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

Trump resurrected the phrase in a tweet on Saturday after the strikes launched by US, British and French forces in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime.

"Oh my God that was devastating to hear", said Kalil, "because that meant that Isis could come back, the Turks could go in their place and I just didn't want that to happen".

Regarding the diplomatic follow-up in the wake of the strike, Haley said that Assad is "not worthy" of direct talks with the U.S. Haley said the U.S. had previously gone through "every diplomatic measure of talking that we could and it was time for action".

Hopefully he "got the message", she said.

Russian Federation said on Saturday it would consider supplying S-300 surface to-air missile systems to Syria following the Western strikes, but this was not discussed at the meeting with Assad, agencies reported.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said a chemical weapons attack "could very easily happen" on American soil.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong anti-war campaigner, has accused May of " waiting for instructions from President Donald Trump".

Haley, in her Fox News interview, also defended its use as a military term, rather than as a broader political statement.

The U.S., the United Kingdom and France carried out a coordinated missile attack on Syria Friday night, striking military installations involved with the use of chemical weapons.

Said former White House press secretary Dana Perino in 2008: "We have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner".

Responding to criticism that Trump last month somehow encouraged Assad to use chlorine bombs against his how people by indicating that he wanted 2,000 USA troops in Syria to withdraw, Haley said the president has made it clear soldiers will remain until the job is finished. If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please, help us stay in our - in our country.

The Security Council held an emergency meeting earlier at the request of Russian Federation, which failed in a bid to condemn the air strikes. -Russian relations are at a low point.

"We believe that by hitting Barzeh, in particular, we've attacked the heart of the Syrian chemicals weapon program", US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said at the Pentagon.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons would be instructed to report within 30 days whether President Bashar al Assad's government has fully disclosed its chemical weapons stockpile.

US military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.

The OPCW inspectors met Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad and Russian officials for about three hours in Damascus on Sunday and are expected to begin work in Douma later.

Mr Putin added that Russian military experts who inspected Douma found no trace of the attack.