United States attack on Syria air base crossed 'red lines': Assad allies

Syria's ally Russian Federation says the deaths were caused when a Syrian air strike hit a depot where rebels were making chemical weapons, leading to a leak of toxic gas.

Khan Sheikhoun - the Syrian town targeted in a devastating chemical attack earlier this week - was hit again Friday and Saturday, activists there told CNN.

Russian Federation is the Syrian government's main ally, and helped facilitate a 2013 agreement to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal.

He did not offer any proof for that assertion.

The strike followed a chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which the US believes was carried out by Assad's forces.

Haley, for example, questioned why Moscow rushed to Syria's defense so soon after the chemical weapons attack.

If Syria carries out more chemical attacks, he said, "that is going to be clearly very damaging to US-Russian relations".

Mr Johnson is to spearhead demands for Russian Federation to withdraw its forces from Syria when he meets G7 leaders in Italy this week.

Gabbard denounced the decision to take military action in a strongly worded statement Thursday in which she said the administration acted "recklessly" to escalate global tensions and without evidence that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack.

The terrorists have access to the chemical weapons and the US missile attacks will lead to use of such weapons again, the Iranian president predicted.

Once the threat from Islamic State has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria", Tillerson said in excerpts from an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," that will air in full on Sunday.

It prompted President Donald Trump to retaliate by firing 59 cruise missiles at the Syrian airbase where the U.S. believes the gas attack was launched. He said that the attack will not help settle the crisis in Syria.

Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed the United Kingdom as having little real influence over world affairs after the Foreign Secretary cancelled a visit to Moscow.

"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.

US President Donald Trump looks towards Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping.

He asserted that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons on civilians several times.

  • Leroy Wright