Britain: No Additional Syria Strikes for Now

Britain: No Additional Syria Strikes for Now

While on the other hand, Russian Federation and Iran dubbed this attack as an act of aggression against Syria's sovereignty.

Only three of the 15 members of the Security Council voted in favor, eight were against and four abstained. Four countries abstained - Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. An alleged gas attack last weekend in the town of Douma killed more than 40 people, according to opposition activists and rescuers.

The airstrike was in response to last week's chemical weapons attack, which the U.G. government and some of its allies believe was carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's ambassador to United Nations, said the attacks were an "attack against global law", and called on the three countries to stop supporting "terrorists" in Syria.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned her United Nations counterparts that although the mission was designed as a one-off, that did not preclude further action against Assad.

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

The airstrike, which the USA military says was precise and targeted, aimed to knock out the Syrian government's ability to use chemical weapons.

White says the target choices were "very methodical", calling it a "deliberate decision" to go after chemical weapons facilities.

The bombings, hailed by US President Donald Trump as a success but denounced by Damascus and its allies as an act of aggression, marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Mr Assad and his ally Russian Federation.

Ann Say is the co-founder of local non-profit Once We Were Refugees (OWWR) which teaches sewing and sewing machine fix to refugees who are living in the metro. "If we continue on this path, we will soon reach the diplomacy of the absurd".

The announcement was made in response to three rounds of strikes at 4am Syria time on Saturday.

Western powers claim their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program but what they destroyed included a scientific research institution producing cancer drugs.

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.

Haley said she had spoken to President Trump, who said if the Syrian regime uses "this poison gas" again, the United States is "locked and loaded". "We've spent a week talking about the unique horror of chemical weapons". The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation denied the allegations.

Mr Nebenzia responded saying the environment was "not very conducive for any rapprochement" and "the political and unsafe military situation we are in now" must be sorted out first.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the West of "hooliganism" and demanded it "immediately end its actions against Syria and refrain from them in the future".