DAILY POST reports that air strikes by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday hit three targets that Western officials said were linked to chemical weapons development in the Damascus and Homs areas.
New resolution: According to French Ambassador Francois Delattre, France, Britain and the United States will soon present the Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution in Syria.
The chemical attack: Dozens of people were reportedly killed and many more injured in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma last week. He said other "left-wing" and pro-Arab groups asked members to express their opposition, as they have against previous US attacks in Syria and other countries.
The allied strikes drew immediate condemnation from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russian Federation, who accused the U.S., France and Britain of violating Syria's sovereignty and violating global law. For years, Tehran and Moscow have used military might to impose a political outcome in Syria to their benefit - a lesson Washington can learn from.
"If there were chemical weapons in the building, we would not be here". The West blamed Bashar Assad, as well as Russian Federation.
Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, says the US -led airstrikes against Syria has been "a very serious blow". That attack, [Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says], hit a Syrian military air base and was meant to focus on Syria's ability to deliver chemical weapons.
Syria says it had given up its chemical weapons in 2013.
But France says it has conclusive proof that "chemical weapons were used and that they were used by Assad's regime".
Long range tomahawk missiles were launched from a U.S Navy ship - striking two other chemical-related facilities early Saturday morning. "While long-term questions remain on our engagement in Syria, I support the decision by President Trump to join with our allies to launch the targeted military response tonight to hold the Assad regime accountable".
The Pentagon said it knew of no civilian casualties "at this time".
The Southeast Asian nation also condemned the use of chemical weapons, saying "these weapons is abhorrent and an unacceptable violation of worldwide law". "But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russian Federation, she said.
"This aggression will only make Syria and its people more determined to keep fighting and crushing terrorism in every inch of the country", Assad, in his first reaction to the strikes, told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.