On Thursday the United States launched a military strike against the Syrian government army in response to an attack using chemical weapons that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.
By order of the President of Donald trump American warships released 59 cruise missiles "Tomahawk" at the airbase of the Syrian government, which was based warplanes that carried out the chemical attack.
The strike is the first direct military action by the United States against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the 6-year civil war in the country and represents a significant escalation of the military campaign in the region, which can be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.
"Tonight I was ordered to conduct a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria, from which was launched a chemical attack, trump said during remarks to reporters in Mar-a-Lago, where he went on strike just a few hours ago. He added: "there can be dispute about the fact that Syria has used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons Convention and ignored the urgent appeal of the UN Security Council. Years previous attempts to change the behavior of Assad has failed".
Trump's decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the United States to take military action against the regime of Syrian President.
"Initial signs indicate that this attack severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft on the airfield shirt, reducing the ability of the Syrian government to put chemical weapons", - reads the statement of the Pentagon.
Tillerson said that the administration believes that the strike was "proportional, because it was targeted at an object that carried out this most recent chemical attack". The strike was not only the escalation of the U.S. role in Syria, but could have a ripple effect on U.S. relations with the powerful supporter of the Syrian regime - Russia.
Russian was present at the base, which the US struck on Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the American defense. Russian officials said that the strike would undermine the war on terror and warned that they may stop cooperating with the American forces. "Russia potreboval an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the US air strike on the air base in Syria," - said in an interview with state news Agency RIA head of the defense Committee Viktor Ozerov.
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