Mission Accomplished? Such a great term

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that further attacks by Western allies in Syria would inevitably lead to chaos in global relations. The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russian Federation for enabling Assad's government to continue using chemical weapons.

"Last night, USA and allied forces launched precision air strikes against the Syrian regime in response to its use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians". The Western countries blame Assad for the Douma attack that killed dozens of people.

"What (Trump) has done is talked to our allies and said they need to step up more". Russian Federation says they did, and angrily denounced the strikes.

Mr Trump tweeted "Mission Accomplished" on Saturday after US, French and British forces launched an air strike on Syrian chemical weapons sites. "There is no proposal on the table at the moment for further attacks because so far thank heavens the Assad regime [has] not been so foolish as to launch another chemical weapons attack".

The White House pushed back against Macron's comments about Trump's intentions for USA forces.

"No Syrian weapon had any effect on what we did", said McKenzie.

"It looked awfully to me as though the prime minister was more interested in following Donald Trump's lead than anything else", Corbyn said. "In addition we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility both militarily and financially for securing the region".

"You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down", she said.

"They are tough for us, and for the U.S. and Europe themselves they are even more damaging", he said.

The mission is still expected to make it to Douma, where government security agencies and Russian military police have deployed after the town fell under government control, raising complaints from the Syrian opposition that evidence of chemical weapon use might no longer be found. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for their findings before attacking.

Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside the hotel where the meeting took place.

"It is the lack of approval by the U.N. Department for Safety and Security for OPCW experts to visit the site in Douma that is the problem", Ryabkov told reporters, adding that he checked just a short while ago what was delaying their visit.

Russia, a staunch supporter of Assad, has said the air strikes were a violation of worldwide law and the UN Charter and that they had complicated the effort to find a political solution to Syria's civil war.

The sanctions follow USA -led airstrikes against Syria's chemical weapons capability and President Trump's promise that Assad and his allies, namely Moscow, would pay a "big price" for enabling the use of chemical weapons.

After failing to talk the U.S. out of bombing targets in Syria, Russia responded to Friday's strikes by saying they "threatened" Russia and warning of "consequences".

European Union foreign ministers will discuss the air strikes in Luxembourg on Monday, amid concerns by some member states about the legality of the operation without United Nations approval, and about the categorical attribution of responsibility to Syria ahead of reports from the inspectors on the ground.

And it is feared strikes on Putin's forces could have led to a war between the USA and Russian Federation.