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Trump: I Ordered ‘Precision Strikes on Targets Associated with’ Assad’s Chemical Weapons

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During a statement on Friday, President Trump announced that he ordered “precision strikes” on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities, a “combined operation” with France and the UK. Trump said, “I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway.” He added, “The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Establishing this deterrent is a vital national security interest of the United States. The combined American, British, and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power, military, economic, and diplomatic. We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents.” Trump further criticized Iran and Russia for their support of Assad, saying, “[W]hat kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children? The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting

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