Tag Archives: Syria

LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS NewsHour reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to address possible U.S. action in Syria as tensions over a suspected chemical attack continue to grow. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will …

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Trump: Things Are Worse Than During The Cold War

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday that America’s relationship with Russia is “worse now than it has ever been,” after Russia stymied efforts to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria. The president in a tweet implored Russian President Vladimir Putin to “stop the arms race.” Trump’s remark comes just hours after Russian officials blocked a resolution at the …

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Trump Warns Russia: Our Missiles Are Coming

Reuters reports: Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Issuing the warning on Tuesday evening, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon also said such a clash should be avoided and Moscow was …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today’s topics should prove entertaining: Michael Cohen: The FBI on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. Trump called the raid a “TOTAL WITCH HUNT” and added that “attorney-client privilege is dead.” This will likely be a major focus for reporters at today’s briefing. Stormy Daniels: When the feds raided Cohen’s office yesterday, they were looking for …

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Fox Guest To Trump: Bomb Syria Immediately [VIDEO]

“President Trump, I’m speaking to you directly. Do not take the same mistake that President Obama had made. The action that you had taken to take out the air base, that was important, that was strong — that was a very strong message. What we need to do right now is to take out Assad’s air force. If we ground …

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: The Russian Regime Has The Blood Of Syrian Children On Its Hands [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The US and Russia have traded barbs at a UN Security Council meeting on the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Russian envoy Vassily Nebenzia said the incident in Douma was staged and that US military action in response could have “grave repercussions”. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Russia had the “blood of Syrian children” on its hands. …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Via Mediaite: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to hold a briefing with the press corps this afternoon. The biggest issue of the day is undoubtedly the recently Syrian chemical attack and what the response from the Trump administration will be. President Trump condemned the attack yesterday and even Vladimir Putin in particular for Russia’s involvement in …

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Mattis Won’t Rule Out US Airstrikes On Syria

CNN reports: The US has not ruled out launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to the weekend’s suspected chemical gas attack on civilians, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday. “I don’t rule out anything right now,” Mattis said while hosting Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, at the Pentagon. “The first thing we …

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Diplomats Call Emergency UN Session On Syria

Reuters reports: The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet Monday afternoon over the recent chemical attack in Syria at the request of the United States and several other members, diplomats said on Sunday. A joint statement by the medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service, which operates in rebel-held areas, said 49 …

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Trump Blames Obama For Syrian Chemical Attack

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday put blame on former President Obama after the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Dozens of people were killed Saturday in an alleged chemical attack in Syria. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that U.S. officials are closely following the “disturbing reports … regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time …

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Tillerson Vows Indefinite US Presence In Syria

Bloomberg reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged patience in waiting out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there’s no place for him in the war-torn country’s future while vowing that the U.S. military will remain to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran. In remarks prepared for a policy speech Wednesday on the Syrian war, Tillerson called for closer cooperation with …

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Armed Russian Jet Menaces US Spy Plane

CBS News reports: An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip for a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane. The Russian jet then passed under the U.S. aircraft …

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Russia Claims They May Have Killed The Leader Of ISIS

The New York Times reports: Russia’s military said on Friday that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said that the Russian Air Force struck a meeting of Islamic State leaders on May 28 outside Raqqa, Syria, …

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Pence Warns North Korea: Trump’s Strikes On Syria And Afghanistan Show He Won’t Back Down [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile test by the North and two days after a huge …

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Russian Foreign Minister Claims “There’s Growing Evidence” That Syrian Chemical Attack Was Staged

Bloomberg reports: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a chemical-weapons attack in Syria that provoked U.S. missile strikes on the Middle Eastern country may have been orchestrated. “There’s growing evidence that this was staged,” Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Publications including in the U.S. and the U.K. have highlighted “many …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump And NATO Chief Hold Presser

USA Today reports: President Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hold a joint presser at 4pm ET Wednesday. The meetings at the White House come as tensions with Russia have reached a high point over a U.S. air strike against Syria, a Russian ally, last week. That strike came in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack against civilians two …

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Russia Vetoes United Nations Resolution Condemning Syria’s Use Of Chemical Weapons, China Abstains

The Week reports: Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have required Syria to cooperate with investigators probing the chemical attack in Idlib province last week, which killed dozens of Syrian civilians. The resolution would have condemned the use of chemical weapons, a violation of the Geneva Convention, and required a speedy investigation of the matter. Because Russia …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Holds White House Press Briefing, Likely To Address North Korean Nuclear Threat

AOL News reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is set to address the press corps on Tuesday in a foreign policy-focused week for the Trump administration. From Tillerson’s trip to Moscow to North Korea’s threat aimed at America in response to warships in the Korean Peninsula, this week is shaping up to be a pivotal one for President Trump, …

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Ann Coulter Denounces Trump Over Missile Strike On Syria: I Feel Like I’m Watching Dr. Strangelove [VIDEO]

Last night Ann Coulter appeared on the Fox News show of Trump sycophant Lou Dobbs, where she angrily denounced Trump’s strike on Syria, saying, “I feel like I’m watching Dr. Strangelove.” Dobbs then moved the conversation to Trump’s other failing campaign promises including the Mexican border wall, prompting Coulter to sneer, “I didn’t know we elected Jeb Bush.”

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Eric Trump: Ivanka Pushed My Father Into Strike On Syria, Which Also Proves He Isn’t Colluding With Russia

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump’s decision to launch a cruise missile attack on Syria proved he is not in league with Russia and will not be “pushed around” by Vladimir Putin, the US President’s son has told The Daily Telegraph. Eric Trump said his father was not intimidated by President Putin’s talk of war, and there would be “no-one harder” …

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