BREAKING: US Attacking Syria For Its Use Of Chemical Weapons
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. military, in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, is striking Syria for its continued use of chemical weapons.
“I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator of Bashar al-Assad,” Trump said.
Trump announced that the United States is partnering with France and the U.K. in the strikes, which he said are meant to “establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons.”
“The combined American, British and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power: military, economic and diplomatic,” Trump continued. “We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents.”
“To Iran and to Russia, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?” Trump said. “Hopefully someday we will get along with Russia, and maybe even Iran. But maybe not.”
Zeke Miller, White House Reporter for the Associated Press, reports that explosions are already rocking the Syrian capital of Damascus.
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