Haunting scenes of children gasping for air during the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma earlier this month have prompted calls to punish Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. Often lost in the fury over the attack, however, is the fact that Assad’s war machine is entirely dependent on Iran (and, to a lesser extent, Russia).
An organization that supports Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad paid former Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich $20,000 to speak to its organization last year.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis dismissed rumors Wednesday that he disagreed with President Donald Trump on the administration’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing new sanctions on Russia over its continued support of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday.
President Donald Trump tweeted “mission accomplished” Saturday in the wake of coordinated air strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, writing “could not have had a better result.”