Assad Allies– In response to the launch of US cruise missile strikes in Syria, a joint alliance of Iran, Russian and President Assad’s government has issued a stern warning to President Trump to keep off Syria.
They threaten that if the United States attempts a repeat of Friday strikes again in Syria, they too will respond in the same coin.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly urged Syria to “make Americans regret” the Friday attack.
“The Syrian people and army must give a response (to the US) that makes Americans regret their attack.”
The Iranian president accused the United States of constantly flouting international laws and acting like they are the world’s leader.
Going down memory lane, Iran has never pretended about their grievances towards the US. Both countries clash over certain interests from time to time. Most significant of all is the US sanction on Iraq. Pre
sident Rouhani says, the sanction is unnecessary.
In the first direct message to the United States government under Trump’s regime, the supreme leader of the country, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blatantly said they will not be intimidated by US. Iran is one of the country affected by Trump’s travel ban.
Russia on its own part has tons of scores to settle with the United States. Russia is still accused of interfering in the past US elections.
As staunch Assad allies, Iran and Russia stand with President Assad’s government in the recent chemical attack allegation. Together they threatened the United States not to cross the “red line” again.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,”
In an official statement, President Assad condemned Friday Trump Strikes, calling it “foolish and irresponsible”.
“What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behavior, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality”
While Assad allies frown at Trump’s move on Friday, some other countries applaud Trump.
It is largely believed that Russia could be sanctioned by the G7- Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Italy and France- if Putin does not withdraw his support for President Assad, whose quest for power has destroyed Syria.
Earlier last week the Syrian government allegedly attacked innocent civilians with chemical weapons which snuffed the life out of 86 Syrians-adults, children and babies.
Trump’s retaliation was to deter the Syrian government from unleashing such attacks again. More so when the UN has not helped the situation for so long.
Another interesting part of Trump’s ordered strikes on Friday was that it sent a message to Russia, Iran and President Assad but also to North Korea.
Against international ban on the production and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea has successively tested nuclear weapons in recent times.
The White House through the Syrian strike has shown they are literally ready to use military action on countries who breach international laws.