G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria

G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria

· From the French side, the strikes involved 12 cruise missiles, fighter jets and warships.

The Prime Minister will tell MPs on Monday that the strikes were in the national interest because the use of chemical weapons can not be normalised, including in the UK.

Complicating matters, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters the malfunction was caused by "a joint electronic attack" from Israel and the United States targeting the Syrian radar system.

What information about the strike remains unclear? Syrian air defenses hit several incoming missiles, state-run media said.

Former CIA director John Brennan, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press", said he believed the Trump administration's decision to strike Syria "was exactly right". Some say that the US' military presence in the country only serves to exacerbate the conflict by fracturing it and undermining its territorial integrity, not to mention that it's illegal - what do you say to that?

What was the result on the ground?

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said Syrian and Russian officials cited "pending security issues" in keeping its inspectors from reaching Douma.

Syrians in rebel areas have welcomed the U.S. strikes on Bashar al Assad's forces, but many have questioned the long-term benefit of the attacks. On Saturday, the US/UK/France coalition chose to bomb certain targets within Damascus.

As the diplomatic fallout of Saturday's airstrikes continued, the United Kingdom on Monday accused Russian Federation and Syria of blocking experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from accessing Douma, the site of the suspected gas attack.

Assad agreed to turn over his chemical weapons after a sarin nerve gas attack near the capital in August 2013, but Western countries say compliance has been partial.

Beginning in 2011, the United States and the United Nations have enacted economic sanctions on Syria to penalize al-Assad from using weapons against his own people.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a strike on Syria launched by the United States and its allies as an "act of aggression" that will exacerbate humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.

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It comes amid reports that Russian Federation has launched a "dirty tricks" campaign in response to the strikes.

According to a statement, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed the missile attack that targeted a science lab and two chemical weapons depots and agreed "that this illegitimate action has seriously damaged the prospects for a political settlement in Syria", the statement from the Kremlin said.

Meanwhile, Trump on April 15 informed Congress in writing of his decision to order USA missile strikes against Syria.

The Brookings Institution's Martin Indyk gave President Trump "three cheers" for "enforcing the line against Syrian chemical weapons use".

Prime Minister May defended the strikes as "right and legal", highlighting that the objective had been "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering".

While Germany did not take part in the action against Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she supported steps taken by the allies.

"Based on recent experience, we fully expect a significant disinformation campaign over the coming days by those who have aligned themselves with the Assad regime", Mattis said.

Russian Federation resoundingly criticized the airstrikes as a violation of worldwide law and warned that the airstrikes "will not be left without consequences".

Syria said the strikes failed to achieve their goal and breached global law.

The military operation prompted a swift and harsh response from Russian Federation and Iran, both of which are key allies of Syria.

Negotiations on the proposals are due to start on Monday, a day after a delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were due to arrive in Douma.

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