Trump explained to Congress the purpose of the strike on the Syrian air base

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The US President Donald trump on Saturday, April 8, sent to Congress a message in which he explained the purpose of the strike with cruise missiles at an air force base in Syria. According to The Hill, the document is addressed to speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan and the temporary President of the Senate Orrin the Hatch.

“I acted in the vital national security interests and U.S. foreign policy in accordance with my constitutional authority as the Supreme commander,” said trump. However, he noted that the United States as necessary and appropriate, will take additional steps to further ensure national interests.

April 7, White house spokesman Sean Spicer expressed confidence that the international community considers the attack on Syria an appropriate response to the chemical attack in Idlib province. “Most countries approve of the President’s order to attack”, — he said.

United States by order of President Donald trump on the night of 7 April attacked the airfield shirt, which is still used by Syrian government troops. In all there were 59 rockets.

The shelling began after the Syrian opposition that is loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s forces allegedly used chemical weapons in Idlib province. Victims of the attack were dozens of people. Damascus his involvement in the incident denies.