WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning Russia and Iran about their association with Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's government, as he announces the launch of retaliatory strikes after an apparent chemical weapons attack last week.
Speaking from the White House, Trump says, "To Iran and to Russia, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"
Trump calls the two countries those "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime."
Trump says, "The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep."
He adds ominously, "Hopefully someday we'll get along with Russia, and maybe even Iran, but maybe not."
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