Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

U.S. Navy

US and allied intelligence officers had for some time identified several sites where they suspected Assad's government may have been hiding newly made chemical weapons from inspectors, a USA official familiar with the intelligence said.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria's government has taken seriously the USA warning against launching another chemical weapons attack.

Moscow Wednesday blasted USA claims that the Syrian regime could be preparing for another chemical attack as a "provocation".

"One of the things I think you've noticed about me is, militarily, I don't like to say where I'm going and what I doing", Trump said on April 5, hours before 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at Syria's regime.

"The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children", spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement. The shoot-downs came during efforts by pro-Syrian regime forces to disrupt USA anti-ISIS operations in Syria.

The US and Russian Federation instead struck a deal on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

Market Capitalization Highlights: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
The institutional investor purchased 11,084 shares of the semiconductor company's stock, valued at approximately $152,000. Shares of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) lost -1.20% to trade at $13.20 during its current trading session.

"Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people", she wrote.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the United States had recently seen activity at Shayrat airfield, the same base targeted by a missile strike on April 6.

Days after that strike on a rebel-held town, the United States launched a cruise missile strike on the airfield in retaliation - the first direct U.S. attack on the Syrian regime.

Nikki Haley says the goal was not to just send Assad a message.

Also, a senior Russian lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the USA claim as an "unprecedented provocation". Earlier this month, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time.

The Kremlin was not happy with the White House statement.

Philippines, Vietnam have strongest confidence in Trump worldwide
Other unpopular policies include: withdrawing from worldwide trade and climate agreements, as well as Trump's travel ban . Most respondents believe that relations of their countries with the U.S. will stay about the same in the next few years.

The U.S. strike was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president months before.

Syria denied using chemical weapons.

"Certainly, we consider such threats to the legitimate leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic unacceptable". Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict.

The State Department officials weren't authorized to discuss national security planning publicly and requested anonymity.

The White House said the recent preparations in Syria were similar to actions before the April attack.

Gorka also dismissed new video of Assad, accompanied by Russian military commanders, getting into the cockpit of a Russian warplane after the Trump administration's warning as nothing more than "cheap theater" and a "desperate measure", adding that "it does not worry this White House".

Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana ban South African poultry imports
The initial case saw highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 confirmed in a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga on Thursday 22 June 2017.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders flatly denied the White House was freelancing on foreign policy.

Related news:

Hot News

Janot files formal corruption charges against Temer
Jun 28, 2017 - 23:02
If that happens, one of Temer's closest allies, lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia would become interim president. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index was down 0.8% and the local currency slipped 0.6% in late afternoon trading.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top La La Anthony: I'm Not Divorcing Carmelo "Right Now"
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:56
During a February radio interview , Dolan said he planned to honor his five-year contract with Jackson "all the way to the end". Rose's injuries in the past could be reasons why he has a lower value than other free agent playmakers this 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oklahoma softball: Paige Parker knocks over Royals catcher
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:54
Parker was practicing last week before throwing the first pitch at the June 20 game the Royals hosted against the Red Sox. That's just what life has been like of late for Oklahoma's junior left-hander Paige Parker.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:53
Vaid ordered the transfer of Superintendent of Police (North Srinagar ) Sajad Khaliq Bhat. He said two alleged attackers were arrested and a third suspect has been identified.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tinder's new subscription, Tinder Gold, lets you see who already likes you
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:51
Tinder Gold isn't available yet but will begin testing in Canada, Australia, Argentina and Mexico in "coming days". Tinder announced subscription service Tinder Gold, which brings exclusive features to the mobile dating app.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's what happens now that Bill Cosby's jury is deadlocked
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:49
Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. The third count goes to intent, or whether Cosby intentionally administered an intoxicant to Constand that night in his home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trial Date Set in Another Cosby Assault Case
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:42
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts . In May, a Pennsylvania judge agreed to hear a case that accused Cosby of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Govt makes linking Aadhaar with PAN of taxpayers mandatory from 1st July
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:39
Government on Wednesday notified amended income tax rules making mandatory linking of existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN. He made Aadhar is mandatory for filling Income Tax Returns and providing for linking Pan with Aadhar.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's CNN Tweets Are Wrong: Network Posts Strong Q2 Ratings
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:28
Even before O'Keefe's videos were posted, anti-CNN stories had been splashed across conservative media. On Friday night, CNN removed the story, saying it did not meet the news organization's standards.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Srikanth beats China's Shi Yuqi to enter Australian Open final
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:28
The second game began with an engaging baseline rally, which ended with Srikanth smashing his way to earn the first point. All of us went to the stadium where Srikanth used to play, before he joined the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Governor felicitates Kidambi Srikanth
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:26
I am really happy that badminton is growing in the country and that I have been able to be a part of this growth. Srikanth has now become the fifth player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's what will happen after Brexit — EU nationals' rights
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:25
How can a lifetime stay be guaranteed? "The government strategy is clearly putting our future rights at risk", she added. Many of them will have done so in order to feel more secure in the United Kingdom after Brexit, ' she pointed out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iraqi military pushes deeper into Mosul's Old City
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:25
A US-led global coalition is providing air and ground support in the eight-month-old offensive. Security forces blocked their attempted fight-back, al-Saadi said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google fined record €2.4b by European Union in anti-trust case
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:14
For its part, Google has said that there's nothing anti-consumer about its policies, and that it intends to appeal the ruling. The post EU Slaps Google With Record $2.7 Billion Fine For Breaking "Fair Play" Rules appeared first on 360Nobs.com .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What to expect as fixtures of 2017-18 Premier League is out
Jun 28, 2017 - 22:13
The big games continue with Liverpool hosting Arsenal the following weekend, before Jurgen Klopp's men travel to Manchester City. Spurs finished above Arsenal for the first time in a generation last season, but they haven't won at the Emirates since 2010.