Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a usa strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress. "Following a discussion in which every member present made a contribution, cabinet agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged", it read. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that an attack "could be very soon or not so soon at all!"
Since Saturday, when images of ashen toddlers struggling for breath emerged from Douma - the main city in the Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus that has been a crucible of revolt against Bashar Al-Assad's regime - there has been a sustained military buildup in the eastern Mediterranean.
"Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" Mr Trump said in an early morning tweet on Wednesday.
A French frigate, UK Royal Navy submarines laden with cruise missiles and the USS Donald Cook, an American destroyer equipped with Tomahawk land attack missiles have all moved into range of Syria's sun-bleached coast.
Trump has never been skeptical of war, but he seeks to avoid regime change projects because his nationalist agenda has no place for the cost and responsibility of foreign nation-building (and, in recent years, cycles of insurgency, military surge, and reconstruction) they inevitably incur. "We have the proof that chemical weapons - at least chlorine gas - were used by Assad's regime", Macron told France's TF1 television.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has called emergency meeting of her cabinet amid reports she is ready to give the green light for the United Kingdom to join any military action.
The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said.
But across Western capitals opposition to military action also grew.
National security experts anxious about whether strikes would actually serve to deter Assad.
Since the alleged chemical weapons attack, Moscow has announced that Douma is "totally stabilized" and will be patrolled by Russian military police.
But the pinpoint strike did not deter Assad and USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have since investigated as many as 10 suspected chemical attacks.
"The president holds Russian Federation and Syria responsible for this chemical weapons attack", Sanders said, adding that the intelligence reports provided to the United States do not support Russia's assertion that the attack was staged by the so-called White Helmets. Syria's official SANA news agency reported.
The OPCW, which works to rid the world of chemical arms stockpiles, said its experts were on their way to Syria and will start their work on Saturday.
It was the 12th time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action targeting its Syrian ally. Russian Federation vetoed a US -drafted resolution to create a new inquiry to ascertain blame for such attacks.
At what was his career's last Champions League , Buffon looked visibly distraught at the so close yet so far victory. It all came down to Christian Ronaldo converting a penalty in added time to book their place in the last four.
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The Portuguese ace has netted 15 goals in the competition this season, including at least one in every Real Madrid game. He would have left it running, turned around and let the two teams fight it out in extra time.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the move and said the strikes were a "necessary and appropriate military intervention". When the skies above Damascus lit up in the early morning hours of Saturday, shock swept through the capital.
Electricity production grew 4.5 percent in February, as compared 7.6 percent growth in January and 1.2 percent a year ago. CPI, a key data factored in by the RBI to decide the interest rate, was 4.44 per cent in February.
The attack began at 4 a.m. (0100 GMT) with missiles hitting the eastern suburbs of Damascus , shaking the grounds from a distance. Both the Russian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and ensure the inspectors' security.
The judge also heard from a new lawyer for Trump, Joanna Hendon, who said the president had "an acute interest" in the case. This was not a "break-in", as Trump charged during that arms-crossed photo op where he complained about a witch hunt.
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Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Chong Wei
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