President Donald Trump published an open letter to the members of the media addressing the operation led by the US military forces in Syrian territory on April 4. The controversial operation opened up the ethical discussion on whether US involvement within Arab politics was legit.

The letter, written in first person, says that the President himself ordered the attacks over Idlib Province to “degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapon attacks”.

Syrian government, along with their Russian counterpart, were ultimately responsible for the chemical attacks, and therefore US executives felt compelled to interfere. Donald Trump in contrast to his precedent executive orders banning six Arabic nations to enter United States territory, showed some support to Syria welfare.

“I directed this action in order to…dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons” he says in his letter, “thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region’s current humanitarian catastrophe”.

Russia did not seem happy with US military’s attack, labelling it an “act of aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law”.

– Gabriel Santos, Correspondent (North America)

 

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