Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

US Warns of New Syrian Attack if Chemical Weapons Used Again

US Warns of New Syrian Attack if Chemical Weapons Used Again

We went after their massive research facility which was the heart of their chemical weapons program and we went after their production facility. "We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", she said.

The Trump administration also pushed back on comments made Sunday by French President Emmanuel Macron, who in an interview on French TV noted that President Donald Trump days earlier expressed his eagerness to withdraw USA troops from Syria, and "we convinced him to remain".

"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' "Face the Nation", referring to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

With Russian involvement in Syria and Moscow condemning Saturday's allied missile strike, Haley acknowledged that U.S. "It is a record that has led to the trashing of all worldwide standards against the use of chemical weapons".

"It is Russian Federation alone that has stopped at nothing to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons", Haley said.

FILE - President Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's April 7 chemical weapons attack.

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"We have to know that there is proof and we have to know that we are taking every precaution necessary should we take action", she said, adding that she was "unbelievably proud" of the president and his ability not to let anyone "rush" him into a decision. We were not looking to kill people.

"Her country is ready, is 'locked and loaded, '" said Soliz. -Russian relations are at a low point.

"But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree", she went on to say.

The British and French officials at the meeting joined Haley in defending their countries' actions, calling the strikes "limited, targeted and effective" and claiming they had evidence of Assad's responsibility for the chemical attack, with French ambassador François Delattre saying the gas attack tested "the threshold of the worldwide community's tolerance".

USA military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties. "That doesn't mean that the Syrians can't re-create the chemical weapons to use again".

Then she continued with a listicle of what she called "Russian unilateralism" for its actions both in Syria and at the United Nations.

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