In response to the chemical attack President Bashar al-Assad waged on his own people in Syria, on Friday President Donald Trump launched almost 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base, a move that was condemned by Russian Federation and Iran who said that the United States had crossed a "red line". We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there, " Haley said on CNN.
He also once again offered Britain's support to the United States for its decision on Friday to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airfield located near Homs in central Syria.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said she's "skeptical" that Bashar al-Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Syria.
In Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the U.S. missile strike on Syria. Lindsey Graham said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's decision to launch warplanes from Shayrat Airfield just hours after it was bombed by US cruise missiles was a "huge mistake".
The U.S. launched almost 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield on Thursday night in response to a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria earlier in the week allegedly carried out by the Assad regime.
The top diplomats "discussed the situation in Syria after the US Army's strikes on Syrian forces overnight to April 7", the Russian foreign ministry said.
"He already has that authority", said Graham, who acknowledged that his position doesn't have widespread Washington consensus.
Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Friday that Russian Federation was suspending the communications channel which the two sides established in line with a memorandum of understanding on prevention of incidents and ensuring of flight safety in Syrian airspace. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.
"I think the real failure here has been Russia's failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013", Tillerson said.
"The Trump administration must develop that comprehensive strategy".
Fresh strikes in Idlib came as Russian Federation sent a frigate armed with cruise missiles to a port in western Syria, in an apparent show of force in response to the United States action, CNN reported.
The defence secretary's newspaper article saw him add his support for a long-term solution to the civil war in which Assad must no longer be president.
"Rest assured that we will liberate Syria from all kinds of occupying forces, it does not matter from where they came to the occupied part of Syria", the statement warned.
"If this intervention is limited only to an airbase, if it does not continue and if we don't remove the regime from heading Syria, then this would remain a cosmetic intervention", said Cavusoglu in the southern city of Antalya.