There's only one victor from missile strikes in Damascus

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"Russian sanctions will be coming down, Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those Monday if he hasn't already and they will have to do with chemical equipment used by Assad", Haley said on CBS's "Face the Nation", referring to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched military strikes Friday night on what the Pentagon said were three Syrian chlorine and sarin gas research facilities in response to a suspected chemical attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The United States and its allies "were not going to let that stand", she said, adding that Mr. Trump had told her that the United States was "locked and loaded" and ready to strike again should Syria use banned weapons again. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it".

Johnson said the missiles were launched to degrade and deter the Assad regime's ability to deploy chemical weapons.

The military strikes in Syria Friday night were carried out by the U.S., France and Britain.

He said the US knew of no civilians killed by allied missiles.

The OPCW, whose inspectors were once charged with shutting down facilities in Syria and destroying its chemicals, has been aware of the discrepancies since 2014, despite a deal Russian Federation was supposed to oversee to destroy them.

US, French and British missiles destroyed sites suspected of hosting chemical weapons development and storage facilities Saturday, but the buildings were mostly empty and the Western trio swiftly reverted to its diplomatic efforts. We were not looking for war.

What did President Trump say?

He says when the USA eventually pulls out, he hopes President Trump will have a more concrete plan in place to ensure so many years of loss and destruction are not in vain. "This was not muscle flexing".

"Our job was never to take Assad out", Haley said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As for Russian Federation, which has been the global guarantor of Syria's commitment to destroy its chemical weapons, it simply didn't need the headache of the past week.

The line that the USA violated global law, yet Syria proved its strength by seeing off another American onslaught, was rapidly seized upon by Assad's supporters at all levels.

In Washington, a senior administration official said that "while the available information is much greater on the chlorine use, we do have significant information that also points to sarin use" in the attack.

"We have seen as a pattern in the world today is actors who behave in a reprehensible manner, then can be quite clever in trying to muddy the waters and in trying to dodge responsibility", she added.

Red-state Democrats running for Senate in 2018 cautiously backed President Donald Trump's decision to approve targeted strikes in Syria.

"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria", Macron said, according to AFP. I support President Trump's limited action to target chemical weapons facilities and hold this brutal regime accountable.

"Some munitions that should have been declared were missing ... and many state parties believe that the Syrian Arab republic did not declare everything it possesses in relation of its chemical weapons program", Ahmed Uzumcu, head of the OPCW, said in a recent interview. "Last week, President Trump was adamant that the US was leaving Syria imminently".

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