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President Trump calls on all nations to end Syria carnage

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. missile attack on Syria (all times EDT):

9:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump is calling on "all civilized nations" to join the U.S. in seeking an end to the carnage in Syria.

Trump gave a brief statement Thursday shortly after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

Trump says "peace and harmony will prevail" so long as the U.S. continues to stand for justice.


9:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base Thursday night was in the nation's "vital national security interest."

Trump says the United States must "prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons." He says there is "no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons."

Trump spoke to reporters after the United States attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.

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