The U-S, France and Britain launched military strikes against Syria last night as punishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack against civilians. U-S President Donald Trump was the first to announce the joint attack and this morning Trump tweeted “Thank you to France and the U-K for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!” Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a strike and Moscow is also calling an emergency meeting of the U-N Security Council to address strike. The Syrian military says more than 100 missiles were fired, but most were intercepted by its defenses and claims the strike caused no casualties and facilities sustained only minor damage. Canada is standing with the U-S, Britain and France. The Prime Minister issued a statement condemning the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people, adding Canada will work with its international partners to investigate the use of such weapons. A senior government official says Canada was in the loop before the attacks against Syria were launched.
Here is the statement from the Prime Minister.
“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in last week’s attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria. Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people. We will continue to work with our international partners to further investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Those responsible must be brought to justice.”