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The right response: Trump takes appropriate action to thwart atrocities in Syria

21 April 2017

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Trump's decision was a "reaction" to Syria's use of chemical weapons. Sen.

Rouhani went on to reiterate Tehran's stance that the solution to Syria's crisis is a political, not military, one, and said it is necessary under the current circumstances to boost cooperation between Iran, Russia and Syria in the fight against violence and terror.

US ambassador to the United Nations and former SC governor Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning that in the wake of the strike on Syria all options remain on the table should America need to act again.

According to Bishop, the United States attack was a "proportionate response", to allegations that Assad used chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Idlib. "Russia and Iran will not allow America to dominate the world".

"We need to make it clear to Putin that the time to back Assad has gone", he said, warning that Putin was "damaging Russia" by supporting Assad. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. "And saying we are only going after chemical weapons areas ignores the enormity of the problem".

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McMaster said Sunday that the United States should "appeal rationally to Russia" and said that the U.S.

Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for as many as 6,000 more US troops to fight the Islamic State group.

The possession and use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and many nations have agreed to bind themselves to the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention calling for their destruction.

The question of Russian complicity in the attack also came up in an earlier interview on "This Week" Sunday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The Australian government hopes that the United States will convince Russian Federation to stop supporting Assad, Bishop underlined.

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The Kremlin said the phone call took place on Iran's initiative.

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Assad regime said the US strike on a Syrian air base crossed "red lines" and it would now respond to any new aggression and increase their level of support to their ally.

But the missile strike had a second message, Haley said.

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Syria's "sponsors", Russian Federation and Iran, were enabling President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of mass murder against his own civilians".

McMaster, Cornyn and Cardin spoke on "Fox News Sunday", Tillerson appeared on ABC's "This Week" and CBS' "Face the Nation", Haley and Graham were on NBC's "Meet the Press" and Haley also appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".

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