"As it was a very a limited military attack, I do not think it will have great effect if any regarding the unity of Syria". 9.50am: Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States did the morally right thing when it attacked Syrian chemical weapons facilities in retaliation for an alleged attack on civilians. Others want a more muscular approach, to topple Assad and to keep Russian Federation and Iran from cementing Syria into their Mideast spheres of influence. The U.S. war there dragged on for eight more years.
In response, Trump tweeted that while Russian Federation vowed to protect Syria against attack, "Get ready Russian Federation, because [attacks] will be coming, nice and new and "smart!".
China said it was "opposed to the use of force" in worldwide relations.
Mr Al Wawi doubted that Mr Trump's motives had anything to do with sparing Syrian lives.
■ June 6, 2017: USA airstrikes hit pro-Syrian government forces who approached a camp in southern Syria where US-backed Syrian forces and U.S. advisers were training as part of the anti-Islamic State effort. That's a lie; that is not the case.
Republican House speaker Paul Ryan said Assad's "barbaric use of chemical weapons can not go unanswered". She added that the USA supports the UN-led peace process in Syria, as it wants "a diplomatic, political resolution to the Syrian conflict, but civilized nations can't let what's happened in Syria stand". The strikes were launched at 9 p.m. ET, the early hours of Saturday morning for Europe and the Middle East.
Shahbandar said that the global community should work further with the regional Arab alliance to ensure that Assad's military machine was destroyed, paving the way for an equitable political solution and peace settlement.
Responding to the horrific images after a chemical attack on the people of Syria, the United States and its allies launched a missile attack Friday night.
"America's war against Syria, and against the region's peoples and resistance movement, will not achieve its aims", Hezbollah said in a statement.
"Israel's support remains unchanged", he added.
Yes, this attack should help hobble Assad's ability to drop those horrific weapons on his own citizens. "They were the result of the Syrian regime's barbaric inhumanity".
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"On Saturday, April 7th, at 7:45 PM local time, amidst continuous bombardment of residential neighbourhoods in the city of Douma, more than 500 cases -the majority of whom are women and children- were brought to local medical centers with symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent".
"We have developed the Syrian air defense system, and will improve it", Rudskoy said. It accused Damascus of "crimes against humanity".
"If the American strike were serious, the Russians would instantly intervene", said Suhayb Al Ali, a journalist from Homs province.
Said said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had visited the site in Barzeh in recent years and had declared it free of any toxic weapons.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday night that the United States was expecting a disinformation campaign by those aligned with the Assad regime.
Nebenzia accused the U.S., France and Britain of committing illegal "acts of aggression" by attacking without United Nations approval.
The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain defended the strikes as justified by evidence of a chemical attack.
The strikes were the biggest foreign military action so far against Syria's regime.
The strikes are "a flagrant violation of the principles of global law and the charter (of the UN Security Council) and an outrage against a sovereign state which will only worsen the conflict in (Syria) and the region", it added. "We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.
The UN security council will meet later on Saturday at Russia's request to discuss the airstrikes, according to a diplomat. "The Government should do whatever possible to push Russian Federation and the United States to agree to an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend' s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account".