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Trump is not ALONE! Here’s the HUGE List of Allies Supporting US Strike in Syria

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Trump is not ALONE!
U.S. allies expressed support on Friday for Washington’s missile strikes on Syria, calling them a proportionate response to Syrian forces’ suspected use of chemical weapons.

The strikes were denounced as illegal by Syria and its allies Russia and Iran.

Iraq criticized “hasty interventions” in an apparent comment on the U.S. action.

But a wide range of U.S. allies from Asia, Europe and the Middle East expressed support, if sometimes cautiously, in similar terms.

UK
“The U.K. government fully supports the U.S. action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime and is intended to deter further attacks,” a British government spokesman said.

JAPAN
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters: “Many innocent people became victims from the chemical attacks.

“Japan supports the U.S. government’s determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons,” he said.

FRANCE
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Russia and Iran needed to understand that supporting Assad made no sense and that the escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria was a “warning” to “a criminal regime”.

HOLLAND
The Dutch government said: “The United States has given a clear signal that the use of poison gas crosses a line.” It also labeled the strikes a “proportionate” response.

“U.S. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks. EU will work with the US to end brutality in Syria,” the chairman of the council of EU leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Twitter.

AUSTRALIA
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the strikes sent “a vitally important message” that the world would not tolerate the use of chemical weapons.

“The retribution has been proportionate and it has been swift,” he told reporters in Sydney. “We support the United States in that swift action.”

ISRAEL
“President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision and hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime’s horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”

ITALY
“Italy understands the reasons for the U.S. military action,” Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said in a statement, adding that the strike was “a commensurate response … and a signal of deterrence against the risks of further use of chemical weapons by Assad.”

Saudi Arabia
“The official source places the responsibility for these military operations squarely on the Syrian regime,” the Saudi embassy in Washington said in a statement. “The source praised this courageous decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond to the regime’s crimes against its people in light of the failure of the international community to stop the regime from brutalizing its people.”

YAY for Trump! Regaining respect from World’s leaders!

H/T: REUTERS

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