President Trump bombed Syria. Here's what your lawmakers are saying about that

"Every time Assad has crossed the line of human decency, Russian Federation has stood beside him", Haley said. Congress was unable to muster the support to even proceed to an authorization of the use of force, but the US and Russian Federation were still able to negotiate a deal that forced Syria to hand over its chemical weapons arsenal.

"When you take your own path, this leads to terrible tragedies in the region", he said.

For these reasons, I support our nation exercising the moral leadership that makes us a beacon of hope to the rest of the world.

"At this time, the military strike in Syria appears to be a limited and appropriate response to Assad's use of chemical weapons on his own people".

Russia, an ally of the Assad regime, said the strikes had "completely ruined" the relationship between Moscow and Washington. Further delay by compromising with Russian Federation for a watered down resolution would have only strengthened Assad.

Russia, a staunch Assad ally, called the airstrikes an "act of aggression" and said it is suspending an agreement that prevents direct conflict between us and Russian forces in the region.

"I look forward to working with the Trump administration on their plan to fully address this crisis", Fischer said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, called the U.S. missile strikes "violations of the norms of global law, and under a far-fetched pretext". "On the verge of a military clash with Russia", Medvedev released in a statement. "The consequences of this for regional and global stability could be extremely serious", he warned.

Republican Senator Rand Paul also tweeted his opposition, writing "While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the United States' missile strike on Syrian airbase. At one point, he held up a picture of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, citing his 2003 remarks to the United Nations in which he pushed the Bush administration's case that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, a claim that was never substantiated. While we are right to be concerned about what may come next, there can be no doubt about the correctness of the American action.

He said the actions were taken were clearly against the Assad regime.

A USA defense official called the US strike a "one-off", Reuters reported.

Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad had "choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children", the president said.

Rejecting the demand for a closed door meeting, Haley, who is President of the Council this month, said the session would be held in the open. It has propped up and shielded Syria's brutal dictator for years.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appealed for restraint.

"These heinous acts are a outcome of the past administration's weakness and irresolution", he said in a statement.

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