Trump speaks to UK, French leaders after strikes

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a military context the president's declaration of "mission accomplished" refers only to the "task now in front of you" and the United States will continue to monitor Assad's use of chemical weapons and are prepared to respond with further action in the form of additional military action.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said troops would not be removed until ISIS was defeated, chemical weapons no longer threatened U.S. interests and it could ensure the monitoring of Iranian activity. There will be more.

The comments came as the worldwide community was still grappling with the aftermath of the Friday's airstrikes against the Syrian government in retaliation for a suspected chemical-weapons attack that killed dozens of people.

"I lived there for 24 years before I moved in here so it's really hard to hear this every day that people are suffering there just because the government doesn't want to change", Banna said. "We'll watch his actions".

"Hopefully he's gotten the message, it was a pretty strong message", she said.

Haley warned that the United States was "locked and loaded" if any new chemical attack was carried out in Syria.

The strikes were the biggest foreign military action so far against Syria's regime.

Haley, in her Fox News interview, also defended its use as a military term, rather than as a broader political statement.

He proclaimed on Twitter: "Mission accomplished", echoing former President George W. Bush, whose use of the same phrase in 2003 to describe the USA invasion of Iraq was widely ridiculed as violence there dragged on for years.

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"I was grateful that we can get rid of this major disaster", Dr. Banna said. "The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited here and didn't report anything wrong with this place".

"I would say there's still a residual element of Syrian program that's out there". If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please, help us stay in our - in our country. A sarin attack in 2013 was also what almost brought then-President Barack Obama to strike Syria.

Asked about US-Russia relations, she said they are "very strained", but the US still hopes to mend ties. US President Donald Trump praised his allies in London and Paris for their "wisdom and the power of their fine Military".

US military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.

- The first was at a scientific research centre in greater Damascus involved in the development and production of chemical weapons, the second at a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs, and the third at a chemical equipment storage facility and important command post.

Assad and Russian Federation deny using chemical weapons, the trigger for the strikes early on Saturday.

As of Saturday, it was unclear whether another chlorine attack would be enough to trigger more U.S strikes, or whether the death toll would need to be high enough or whether - as was the case on 7 April - sarin use would also need to be a possibility. A senior Russian military official said on Saturday that Syria's air defences, which mostly consist of systems made in the former Soviet Union, had intercepted 71 of the 105 American, British and French missiles.

Syrian state media called them a "flagrant violation of global law", while Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it a crime and the Western leaders criminals.

In Damascus, Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression.

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