'Hands off Syria': WATCH People in US Protesting Against Strike on Syria

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

But by Monday, the team had still not been granted safe passage, according to the United Kingdom envoy to the OPCW, Peter Wilson.

Critics of Western military intervention in Syria have taken to the streets following this week's missile strikes on the Assad regime.

Inspectors for the Hague-based OPCW met Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in the presence of Russian officers and a senior Syrian security official in Damascus for about three hours on Sunday.

Syrian activists said more than 40 people were killed, but Syria and Russian Federation deny the attack.

The chairman of the USA joint chiefs of staff, Gen Joseph Dunford, said Him Shinshar was "the primary location of Syrian sarin and precursor production equipment". Russian Federation has accused Britain of staging the attack. "We can't control what a country does to its people". Russian Federation denies the accusations.

The inspectors were due to attempt to visit the site of the suspected gas attack in Douma on April 7, which medical relief organisations say killed dozens of people. "Unfettered access is essential", it said in a statement.

"A significant body of information, including intelligence, indicates the Syrian regime is responsible for this latest attack".

We must remember the context of these attacks.

In a separate interview, Haley told CBS News that new sanctions against Russian Federation, which has forces in Syria supporting the Assad regime, would be announced Monday that would "go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use". An official there said the facility was used by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and helped develop cancer drugs.

Shouts of "Allah, Syria, and only Bashar", a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, rang out.


The Prime Minister is expected to face angry MPs after launching military action without securing the support of the Commons.

Several Indianapolis lawmakers have voiced their support for President Donald Trump's administration and decisions after the US military launched strikes with the United Kingdom and France in response to the Syrian regime's recent chemical weapons attack on its own civilians.

Putin, the Kremlin added, stressed that if "such actions, carried out in violation of the UN Charter, continue, it will inevitably lead to chaos in global relations".

Questions are also being raised by opposition politicians in all three countries that took part in the air strikes.

Britain and its allies have since the strikes renewed diplomatic efforts at the United Nations, circulating a joint draft resolution at the Security Council calling for an investigation into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

She will say: "Let me be absolutely clear: we have acted because it is in our national interest to do so".

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, had said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that details of fresh economic sanctions would be announced on Monday.

Trump, she said, has "talked to our allies and said they need to step up more". So many people have expressed excitement, they're sitting on the edge of their seat waiting to see what happens next. And it shouldn't just be us doing it.

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson defended the strikes, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons. But their unified stance appeared to be shaken Sunday when Washington knocked back French President Emmanuel Macron's claim that Paris had convinced Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term".

"We're not going to leave until we know we've accomplished those things", she said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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