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Trump Chose Not to Threaten Assad's Rule. The Question Is What Putin Will Do India distances itself from military strikes in Syria
Sammy Stanley | 17 April, 2018, 02:23

"The possibility of an open conflict with Russian Federation is not zero, and any time it's not zero we need to be careful", Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) told me on Thursday.

Russian Federation vetoed previous year the extension of the mandate of another joint U.N. -OPCW joint body in charge of determining who was behind chemical other weapons attacks in Syria.

· From the French side, the strikes involved 12 cruise missiles, fighter jets and warships.

· The three nations reportedly fired around 100 missiles.

Syria said the strikes failed to achieve their goal and breached global law.

· Russian Federation reported that the Syrian air defense systems intercepted around 70 of the missiles that had been fired towards the targets in Syria but the USA chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford said he was aware of no initial losses. "Moreover, the scope of such strikes, if they are repeated, will be larger each time and it will be more hard to de-escalate them", the expert said.

President Trump said Saturday morning airstrikes in Syria overnight were "perfectly executed", hours after he announced the USA, United Kingdom and France launched precision missile strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria last weekend.

What was the result on the ground? And while Trump's people say he wants a withdrawal "as quickly as possible", it's highly likely that it will not be very quick at all.

The heavily armed, Iranian-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah movement, which fights alongside the Syrian army and is represented in the Beirut government, has been a vital ally of Damascus in Syria's war.

Where does the evidence on the gas attack stand? That could make it easier for chemical weapons inspectors, who arrived in Damascus Saturday, to get to the site of the purported April 7 chemical attack. "It is a common industrial chemical", said Daryl Kimball at the Washington-based Arms Control Association, who favors broad action to deter use of chemical weapons, including chlorine.

"But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russian Federation, she said.

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"It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site", U.S. ambassador Kenneth Ward said at a meeting of the OPCW in The Hague on Monday.

Vice President Mike Pence also said Trump carried out the strikes armed with US intelligence that at "a minimum it was the chemical weapon of chlorine", noting investigators still might prove sarin was used.

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, was expected to strike a similar tone in a TV interview planned for last night.

President Trump thanked the United Kingdom and France for their "wisdom and power", saying the strike could not have "had a better result".

When announcing the attack, President Donald Trump tried to shame Iran and Russian Federation into stopping Mr Assad from using poison gas again. Britain sought "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering caused by chemical weapons".

But Johnson stressed the "overwhelming purpose" of the mission was a response to a series of chemical attacks in recent years.

Mr Corbyn warned of an escalation in a "proxy war" between the U.S. and Russian Federation.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he had convinced Trump, who previously said he wanted to take U.S. forces out of Syria, to stay for "the long term".

The OPCW is holding an emergency meeting on Monday in The Hague to discuss the suspected chemical attack in Douma.

Assad denounced a "campaign of deceit and lies at the (United Nations) Security Council" after a push by Moscow on Saturday to condemn the strikes fell far short.

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