Key quotes from Trump's address on Syria

Key quotes from Trump's address on Syria

Key quotes from Trump's address on Syria

On Fox News, Haley also said the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria before three goals have been accomplished: defeating ISIL militants, ensuring chemical weapons will not be used and maintaining the ability to watch Iran.

He criticized Washington and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the worldwide chemical-weapons watchdog group to visit the area. "The combined American, British and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power - military, economic, and diplomatic". "As we said, there must be a solution through worldwide law and not by strength", Brazilian President Michel Temer told reporters on the sideline of the ongoing eighth Summit of the Americas held in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

White said the USA does not seek conflict with Syria but "cannot allow such grievous violations of worldwide law" and attacks on innocent Syrians.

He confirmed the information on three main targets, noting that they were successfully hit.

"I urge all Member States to show restraint in these risky circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", he said. Syrian time, about 9 p.m. Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were due to visit Douma yesterday to inspect the site of the suspected gas attack.

"This is not going to solve the Syrian conflict".

He said that 105 missiles were launched against three targets in Syria in the operation, which he said would "set the Syrian chemical weapons program back for years".

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Syrians are adamant that this was not a place to develop chemical weapons but rather a place of learning - a research institution where they developed things like pharmaceuticals. He said at least one chemical was used - chlorine, which has legitimate industrial uses and had not previously triggered a US military response. The U.S. war there dragged on for eight more years.

"He is used to using chemical weapons", Le Drian said, adding: "For them it's become banal, but one had to put and end on it", he added.

The strikes were about making sure that chemical weapons can not be used with impunity, he added. "It is not about regime change".

People are pointing out parallels between Trump's statement and when former President George W. Bush stood in front of a banner that read, "Mission Accomplished", just six weeks after the USA invaded Iraq in 2003.

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied any use of banned weapons.

He said there were no known civilian casualties, but noted Syria had fired about 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles, most of which did not launch until after the allied strike was over.

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