Syria: New airstrikes hit site of chemical attack

Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week caused by a poison gas attack that Washington says was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Once the Isis threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria", he said.

Two U.S. Navy destroyers launched 59 tomahawk missiles into Syria late last Thursday to destroy an airbase controlled by the Bashar al-Assad regime.

"We're hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions" between the Assad government and various rebel groups.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the strikes had left the U.S. "on the verge of military clashes with Russia". "Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types".

Those strikes prompted a sharply critical response from the Kremlin, including a Facebook post from Prime Minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev declaring that it has placed the United States "on the verge of a military clash with Russian Federation".

Trump said he was sending the letter as part of his efforts "to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution".

"And this is something to let Russian Federation know, 'You know what?"

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 man who rules the US claimed that he seeks to fight terrorists, but this action of the USA made all the terrorists happy", Rouhani noted.

"In no way do we look at peace happening in that area with Iranian influence".

Russian Federation and Iran have backed Assad in Syria's six-year-long conflict, as has the Shia militia Hezbollah.

Russian Federation has warned that the USA missile strikes could have serious consequences for the region.

"Other than that, there is no change to our military posture", he said.

NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman said Saturday that "there's no indication" the Trump administration will take further action against the Assad regime, describing the airstrike as a "narrowly focused mission".

"Any time you go in and have a violent change at the top, it is very hard to create the conditions for stability, longer-term", he said.

John McCain (R-AZ) said the administration of President Donald Trump was "probably was partially to blame", for the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria.

"There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime", Haley told "State of the Union" anchor Jake Tapper.

"The United States will take additional action, as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests", Trump wrote.