UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday that Syria had to pay a “price” if it carried out more attacks with chemical weapons.
“US President Donald Trump has made clear that the United States is ready to continue its quest to re-establish the existing deterrence framework so that the Syrian regime and its sponsors know there is a price to pay if chemical weapons are used again against men, women and children,” Pence said at a Latin American summit in Lima.
The United States and its allies Britain and France shelled military headquarters and research centers in several parts of Syria.
The bombing was carried out by warships and warplanes belonging to the three countries and claimed that the bombing came to punish Damascus for launching an alleged chemical attack in the eastern city of Douma.
The US Department of Defense announced that strikes on Syria had successfully hit all targets.
For its part, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed that the Syrian air defenses dropped 71 missiles out of 103, noting that Moscow will reconsider the possibility of handing over Syria’s S-300 systems of air defense against the backdrop of this aggression.