US President Donald Trump termed the coordinated air strikes from US, Britain, and France on Syria as “Mission Accomplished”.
The military action was launched in early hours of Saturday Morning in retaliation to the chemical weapons used by the Syrian regime on its opposition forces, killing civilians.
US President applauded the air strikes from USA, Britain, and France and put it as “perfectly executed”.
A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018
Speaking at a Press Conference at Downing Street on Saturday Morning, British PM Theresa May considered this is to be a graver decision to commit their forces to combat operation. This is the first time she has taken such a decision.
Reacting to this air strike, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would have a destructive influence on the entire system of International Relations and called for an emergency meeting of UN Security Council.
According to Pentagon Officials, three Syrian sites believed to be producing chemical weapons- one in Damascus and two storage facilities near Homs were targeted.
In a televised statement late on Friday evening, US president Donald Trump informed the nation this action as the response to the “evil and despicable” chemical attack by Syrian regime last Saturday.
According to Trump, the purpose of their attack is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Establishing this deterrent is a major national security interest of United States.
Trump condemned Russia and Iran for supporting such a regime who is involved in mass murder of innocent men, women, and children.
“The nations of the world are judged by the friends they have, not by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants, and murderous dictators”, Trump said.
Mrs. May on Saturday was satisfied and confident that these airstrikes had succeeded in degrading Assad regime’s Chemical Weapon stock and limiting its future use.
She was of the view that these airstrikes weren’t aimed at intervening in a Civil War or facilitating regime change but to prevent the further use of chemical weapons. She said that these strikes were directed at specific targets and not aimed at escalating tensions in the region and did everything to prevent civilian causalities.
However, the Labour leader questioned the legality of these strikes and wanted Mrs. May to have taken the approval of the parliament.
The French President Emmanuel Macron justified the Saturday strikes because the Syrian regime crossed the red line set by France in May 2017.
Russian Ambassador to the USA, Anatoly Antonov condemned the attack and warned of grave consequences and said all responsibility lies with Washington, London, and Paris. Insulting Russian President won’t’ be tolerated.