UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – US President Donald Trump informed the US Congress about the attack on Syria and said that he acted in accordance with the constitution and to protect the interests of the US.
The letter of the head of state to the leaders of both chambers of the congress.
“At about 9.00 pm on April 13, 2018, on my instructions, the United States armed forces, acting in conjunction with French and British military forces, struck Syrian targets used for the manufacture of military chemical weapons …
The purpose of this military operation was to reduce the ability of the Syrian military conduct further attacks using chemical weapons and prevent further use by the Syrian government, “reads the document.
“I acted in accordance with my constitutional authority to conduct external operations and to protect the vital interests of the national security and foreign policy of the United States as commander-in-chief,” the letter reads.
“The United States will take additional actions, if necessary and expedient, to promote its important national interests,” Trump wrote.
The United States, Britain and France on the morning of April 14 hit rocket attacks on Syrian government facilities, which they believe are used to produce chemical weapons.