Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman

Lucy Hill
April 10, 2017

The statement follows a telephone conversation on Saturday in which President Trump briefed King Salman about the United States military strike against Syria's Sayrat Airfield.

The strikes were ordered by the US President in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which has been blamed on the country's government.

More than 70 people died as a result of the attack - many of whom were women and young children.

The US struck the airbase on Friday saying it had been used in what is now widely believed to be a chemical attack by Bashar Assad against his own people.

The official said the regime had only itself to blame after "odious crimes it had committed for years against the Syrian people".

PIF will be "the main investor in the project, along with a number of local and global investors, which supports the Kingdom's position as an important worldwide center in attracting foreign investments", a statement carried by the state Saudi Press Agency said.

Vt. congressional delegation reacts to USA strike in Syria
As the Constitution requires, the president must come to Congress to authorize any further use of force against the Assad regime. He says the US must keep in mind that there are grave risks and unintended consequences in the use of military force.

The Israeli military said it had been informed in advance of the attack. He added that sanctions are now being prepared against Syria.

Iran strongly condemns it. Russian Federation says it will call for an emergency United Nations meeting.

Johnson condemned Russia's continued defense of Assad "even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians".

Washington said the strikes severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure at the airfield.

Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.

"In both word and action, President (Donald) Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated", a statement from Netanyahu's office said.

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