Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

They Said What?

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

They Said What?

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"Mission accomplished!" - US President Donald Trump on the "perfectly executed" air strikes on Syria.

"The lesson of history is that when the global rules that keep us safe come under threat, we must take a stand and defend them" - Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Unless we act there is a risk of moral contamination, a coarsening and corruption of what we have until now thought to be acceptable" - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Syrian President Bashar Assad's "barbarism".

"I believe that Parliament should have been consulted and voted on the matter. The UK Prime Minister is accountable to Parliament, not to the whims of a US president" - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line. The United States of America will not allow the Assad regime to continue using chemical weapons" - Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, adding that the US was "locked and loaded" to strike again if necessary. …

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