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Trump talks with British, French leaders over strikes on Syria

IANS  |  Washington 

US has talked with French and British on phone over the three nations' collective strikes on

According to the White House, Trump and affirmed in the call on Saturday that the joint airstrikes were "successful and necessary" to deter from any further use of chemical weapons, reported.

They also discussed the need to reinvigorate multinational stabilization efforts in to ensure the long-term defeat of Islamic State (IS).

In a separate call, Trump thanked May for her support of the strikes.

They also said the airstrikes in Syria in response to the alleged attack in Douma on April 7 were successful and necessary to deter the further use of these weapons.

Earlier on Saturday, Trump hailed the "perfectly executed strike" of the three western nations on Syria, noting "Mission Accomplished!" in his tweet.

He also thanked and Britain for their joining in the strike with the with "Fine Military," saying the strikes "could not have had a better result."

Trump on Friday ordered precise strikes against Syrian military facilities with Britain and in a coordinated action.

US said later that "right now, this is a one-time shot," rejecting to rule out further strikes against Syria.

UN on Saturday expressed concern over the US-led strike in Syria, and called for adherence to the UN Charter and international law on the issue.

The trilateral operations came with questionable legitimacy due to the lacking of proof that could show Syrian behind the chemical attack, and has been widely criticised by Syria, and Iran, among other nations.



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 06:04 IST