The President of the United States Donald trump after the missile strike on the United States airbase to the government troops in Syria on Saturday, April 8, sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers, stating that the US is prepared to take further military action if necessary to defend its national interests in the middle East, reports The Hill.
“I acted in the vital national security interests and foreign policy of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations and as commander in chief,” reads the letter trump sent to the us Congress.
The letter was addressed to the speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan and the interim head of the Senate Orrin the Hatch.
In accordance with the resolution on war powers the US President must explain to Congress regarding the use of force within 48 hours after military action. The deadline for trump to expire on Saturday evening.
It is noted that trump’s statement is quite similar to what he did just an hour after the missile strikes on Syria on “vital to U.S. national security interests to prevent and deter the proliferation and use of deadly chemical weapons”.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation, said U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson that the impact of the United States at the air base in Syria plays into the hands of terrorists.