The US President Donald Trump Defends 59 Missile Launch

  • The US President Donald Trump has justified firing of 59 missiles at a Syrian government airbase by sending Congress a letter that said that the strike was carried out for foreign policy and national security interests.

    Trump also said in the letter that the strike was meant for degrading Syrian regime’s ability to carry out chemical weapon attacks.

    Pentagon has not signalled any further plans of moving against Assad.  

    However, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, didn’t rule out carrying out further steps against Syria beyond the ‘very measured step’, referring to the airstrike. She hoped that further steps would not be necessary and demanded a political solution to the ongoing problem in Syria.