Syria strikes spark opposition in the West

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended President Trump's declaration of "mission accomplished" in the Syria missile strikes, saying the president was talking in military terms about a singular task, not about foreign policy, while reinforcing that the "United States' work in Syria is not done".

With the latest US missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America's red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons.

For years, U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Barack Obama on a variety of issues, including how much time the former president spent on the golf course and U.S. military involvement in Syria.

Assad also declined to comment on calls by the U.S. state department to declare alleged Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons, Zheleznyak said.

Dozens chanted and held signs to demonstrate their disappointment in President Trump's decision to use military force in Syria without first letting global organizations confirm the chemical attacks.

She said: "We can not stand by and let Russian Federation trash every worldwide norm and allow use of chemical weapons to go unanswered".

This comes days after the US, Britain, and France conducted "precision strikes" in Syria on Friday in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

The Pentagon says Syria launched 40 surface-to-air missiles in response to the coalition attack.

Syria denies any chemical use and says that attack was fabricated by rebels.

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Seven SCALP missiles hit the bunker, according to the USA military.

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the United States and its allies against Syria on April 14.

Several missiles hit a research centre in Barzeh, north of Damascus, "destroying a building that included scientific labs and a training centre", SANA reported.

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

"We have to be very conscious of the fact that we can not allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

A group of Russian politicians has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose mood they describe as good a day after Western airstrikes.

Soussan reiterated a pledge by the Syrian government that the chemical experts would be allow to investigate unimpeded. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it", she told CBS News on Sunday.

The decision to strike, after days of deliberations, marked Trump's second order to attack Syria.

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