STRASBOURG, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday launched into a spirited defense of his decision to launch airstrikes alongside Britain and the United States against alleged regime chemical weapons sites in Syria. “Three countries have intervened, and let me be quite frank, quite honest — this is for the honor of the international
DAMASCUS, Syria (AFP) — The world’s chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus. As the on-the-ground investigation gets under way, the fallout from the US-led response continued to reverberate,
TEL AVIV – Satellite images from Saturday’s U.S.-led joint military operation in Syria show extensive damage to three chemical weapons facilities in the war-torn country. The photos, released by an Israeli imaging company, show a research site at Barzah overlooking Damascus as well as two weapons storage facilities in Homs. The U.S. said that in
While experts can debate whether striking Syria is good policy, the legal reality should not be open to debate: President Donald Trump’s strikes against Syria were fully authorized by the U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution says that only Congress has the power “to declare War.” However, Article II, Section
A senior Iranian official threatened Israel with retribution, warning its airstrike on a Syrian air base that killed seven Iranians “will not go unanswered.” Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran’s supreme leader, delivered his judgement – in which he called the attack an Israeli “crime” – on arrival in the Syrian capital Damascus on
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images by Simon Kent14 Feb 20180 14 Feb, 201814 Feb, 2018 “France will strike” if chemical weapons are found to have been used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned. Macron delivered the warning in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
by Breitbart Jerusalem12 Feb 20180 12 Feb, 201812 Feb, 2018 The Times of Israel reports: The American defense secretary gave his full-throated backing on Sunday to Israel’s actions in the aerial exchange of fire over the weekend with Syrian and Iranian forces in Syria. “Israel has an absolute right to defend itself, and I think that’s