Assad allies threaten U.S. over any new strikes on Syria

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels Belgium

Trump and Syria: Three days that changed the game

"And saying, 'we are only going after chemical weapons areas, ' ignores the enormity of the problem", he said. "But I think he will have to look at the situation", Haley told the CNN host when asked whether Trump "wants tougher sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran".

Yesterday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem repeated the government's denial that it used chemical weapons on Khan Sheikhun at dawn, saying warplanes had instead targeted a jihadist warehouse.

Fallon also reiterated Britain's support for the USA missile strikes in Syria Friday on a Syrian airfield in response to the chemical weapons attack.

However, he stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of being directly involved in the planning or execution of the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard evidence" to suggest the country was an accomplice to Mr Assad.

The Obama administration threatened to attack Assad's forces after previous chemical attacks, but never followed through.

"Rouhani denounced parties whom he believed, "were in the wrong track to think that they will be an effective player in the future of Syria with supporting terrorism".

"Russia could be part of the solution", he said, noting that now they were "part of the problem". He said allegations that al-Assad's regime was behind a chemical weapons attack were "baseless" and suggested it was carried out by rebel groups to influence global public opinion. "I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians".

"So there's multiple priorities", she said. "And somebody will say, 'Well, then they can fill in the runways.' Yeah, and we can crater them again too".

The complexity of the Syrian civil war, coupled with the Russian warning of serious consequences, alerts all major powers involved that mindfulness is required in terms of moving forward.

McMaster, Cornyn and Cardin spoke on Fox News Sunday, Tillerson appeared on ABC's This Week and CBS' Face the Nation, Haley and Graham were on NBC's Meet the Press and Haley also appeared on CNN's State of the Union.

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".

"What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behaviour, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality", a statement said. "Russia and Iran will not allow the United States to be the only superpower in world".

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