United Nations rejects Russian resolution seeking condemnation air strikes on Syria

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The U.S., United Kingdom and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that a chemical weapon was used by President Bashar Assad's government.

Russia and Iran called the use of force by the United States and its French and British allies a "military crime" and 'act of aggression.' The UN Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the aggression by the three Western allies.

'Everyone is going to feel it at this point, ' Haley said, warning of consequences for Assad's foreign allies.

"The worldwide community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life", she said in an interview aired Sunday. "And should he use it again, the president has made it very clear that the United States is locked and loaded and ready to go".

French president Emmanuel Macron claimed on Sunday that his country convinced Donald Trump to keep an American presence in Syria.

He said, "Ten days ago, President Trump wanted to withdraw from Syria". "We have a long day ahead", she said before the start of a meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg on Monday.

However, the White House said Mr Trump still wants USA forces to withdraw from the region as soon as possible.

"I can really confirm that the sanctions are to be imposed on Russia without any link to reality", she said on Russian television.

President Donald Trump on Sunday said a US -led missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program was "perfectly carried out". The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation have denied involvement in any such attack.

The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marks a major victory for Assad.

Russian lawmaker Dmitry Sablin, who met with Assad, said he appeared upbeat and believed the airstrikes would unify the country. Washington has said it has conclusive evidence the attack used chlorine gas, and suspects sarin nerve agent was also used although this was not confirmed. "Reports show a lot of care was taken not to hit Russian targets, which is a good sign and the market should take heart from that", said Salman Ahmed, chief investment strategist at Lombard Odier investment managers in London, speaking before trading resumed.

The air defense forces of Syria and Russian Federation is not impressed, none of the more than 100 shells fired by the U.S., Britain and France on the production facilities of the chemical substances in Syria.

President Donald Trump was furious last month when the USA announced it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, far less than its Europe allies, although he instructed his aides to "match their numbers" because he didn't want his administration to be perceived as taking the toughest stance on Moscow, the Washington Post reports. In fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were planned.

Asked about Trump's "Mission Accomplished" assertion, White said it pointed to the successful targeting of the three Syrian chemical weapons sites.

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