Vladimir Putin condemns air strikes on Syria

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The United States said its strikes were a response to President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons attack on April 7 that administration officials say employed chlorine and perhaps even sarin, a more deadly nerve agent.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged countries to uphold global law as the Security Council met to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria.

Directly taunting US President Donald Trump, Assad said the effectiveness of Russia's weapons in repelling the strike proved whose military was really "lagging behind".

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley stressed.

Aides told Reuters Trump changed his mind after being shown images of Syrians killed by the chemical weapons last Saturday, about a year after he first ordered air strikes against Syrian targets to retaliate for an earlier use of the banned substances.

"We do not seek conflict in Syria, but we can not allow such grievous violations of worldwide law", she said, referring to the suspected chemical attack. Russia, Syria's military backer, disagreed with that report, saying that Syrian air defense systems intercepted 71 out of 103 cruise missiles.

On Saturday afternoon at the U.N.in New York City, Russia's demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to "aggression" and "any further use of force" by the U.S., Britain and France received support from only two other countries on the 15-member council - China and Bolivia.

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United Nations chemical weapons inspectors who arrived in Syria at the weekend have promised to investigate what happened in Douma despite the air strikes against chemical weapons installations.

The three sites included the Barzah chemical-weapons research and development center near Damascus that was hit by 76 missiles and "destroyed".

The United States "gave diplomacy chance after chance after chance", she said, only to have Russian Federation block, last Tuesday, an effort to set up an independent body to investigate chemical attacks in Syria.

Seven SCALP missiles hit the bunker, according to the United States military.

In 2013, he said, "we should stay the hell out of Syria" and "Let the Arab League take care of Syria".

"What I heard from Gen. Mattis was him literally telling Bashar al-Assad: You can keep on killing as many Syrians as you can", Eid told Cabrera.

French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement that a target of the strike was the Syrian government's "clandestine chemical arsenal".