Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

14 Avril, 2018, 11:08 | Auteur: Lynn Cook
  • President Trump Comments On Syria During Cabinet Meeting

The British government on Thursday agreed on the "need to take action" alongside the U.S. and France over a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said. Moreover, Moscow said that it had warned earlier of the possibility of provocations involving the use of chemicals that would be aimed at blaming President Bashar Assad's government for attacks.

The heavily armed Hezbollah was set up by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in 1982 and gives allegiance to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

France, Britain, Germany and the US are discussing possible repercussions for the alleged chemical attack, but Russia has warned that any action could serve to further destabilise the region.

The conflict in Syria has been ongoing for over 7 years, forcing over 5.5 million people to flee the country and over 500,000 to lose their lives.

"Russia", Trump said, "must decide if it will continue down this dark path, or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace".

Macron, the French president, said he had "proof" that the Assad government mounted the chemical weapons attack.

He has said any strikes would target the Syrian government's "chemical capabilities". He authorized a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles to hit a single Syrian airfield in April 2017 in retaliation for Assad's use of sarin gas against civilians.

On Wednesday Alexander Zasypkin, Moscow's ambassador to Lebanon, repeated a warning by the head of the military that missiles would be shot down and their launch sites targeted if they threatened the lives of Russian personnel. A negotiated end to this civil war has long been a fantasy: Negotiations did not end the American, Russian, Spanish or Chinese civil wars in 1865, 1920, 1939 and 1949, respectively. And from the suburbs of Damascus to Bill Wykes, 63, an Illinois soybean farmer who, speaking with a Financial Times reporter, said: "I look out across my bean field, and I know that every third row goes to China".

It won't. The problem is not that Trump wants to start a war before the inspectors can determine whether a war is merited.

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Asked about Trump's tweet about an impending attack on Syria, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, who ran the Pentagon for President Bill Clinton, said it "compromises the mission somewhat".

More than 1,000 Iranians have been killed in the war, including senior members of the Guards. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said there were no reports of U.S. losses in what he described as a heavy but carefully limited assault. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" said Trump in his latest early morning tweet.

In the past, Trump has condemned others for forecasting military plans, repeatedly blistering President Barack Obama during the 2016 campaign. Russian military police forces have played a visible role in patrolling territory under Syrian government control.

"They are the guarantors of law and order in the town", the ministry was quoted as saying.

The last of these - constitutional conventions - are often slippery, perhaps slightly old-fashioned, but nevertheless vital political customs that have evolved over time to provide a framework for the actions and operations of government. But responding to unlawful violence with more unlawful violence, bypassing existing legal mechanisms, is a road to a lawless world. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. The dangers of bombing now, which could escalate the conflict beyond belief.

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