Pres. Trump Speaks to Macron, May About Friday's Strikes in Syria

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On Saturday, the United States warned that it was "locked and loaded", ready to launch more military strikes on Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces carry out a new chemical weapons attack.

Defense Secretary James Mattis, new national security adviser John Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence and US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley were all involved in the decision to strike Syria, Reuters reports.

- French president Emmanuel Macron said "a red line" had been crossed after the chemical weapons attack in Douma.

"A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons", US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on Saturday.

Russian Federation and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

Her remarks come after, the USA, along with the United Kingdom (UK) and France together launched airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons facilities in the war-torn country. It is still unclear how effective the strikes will be against Syria's regime.

He said there were no known civilian casualties, but noted Syria had fired about 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles, most of which did not launch until after the allied strike was over.

Russian Federation filed a draft resolution condemning the missile attack as a violation of worldwide law and the UN Charter, and demanding the U.S. and its allies cease aggression against Syria.

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He says people want to see justice after seeing the chemical attacks in Syria.

Russia, which is helping Assad fight militants and rebels opposed to his rule, immediately condemned the strikes and called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now in Damascus and are expected to visit Douma this weekend.

Seven SCALP missiles hit the bunker, according to the U.S. military.

Saturday's airstrikes drew support from the European Union, Germany, Israel and other allies.

But France says it has conclusive proof that "chemical weapons were used and that they were used by Assad's regime".

"We of course know that our work in Syria is not done", she said.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday morning thanked France and the United Kingdom for their participation in the airstrikes against positions of Assad's government, which has been engaged in a seven-year-old civil war against rebel groups and is backed by Russian Federation and Shia militias. "This is not about intervening in a civil war".

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