"Within a week, Trump's Admin went from asserting they wouldn't intervene to launching Tomahawk missiles against Assad".
"Well this is part of the problem in Syria, is Russia's sponsorship of this murderous regime", McMaster said on "Fox News Sunday". Assad accused the US of trying to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.
Speaking at a bad-tempered emergency UN Security Council meeting, Nikki Haley said Syrian President Bashar al Assad felt he could get away with using chemical weapons against his own people "because he knew Russian Federation would have his back".
"If we can achieve ceasefires in zones of stabilization in Syria, then I believe - we hope we will have the conditions to begin a useful political process", Tillerson said.
At least 70 people died in what the United States says was a chemical weapons attack in rebel-held Syria.
"We will take Mosul", McCain said. "The best way President Trump could help the people of Syria would be to immediately abandon his inhumane ban on refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries, as well as his draconian cuts to diplomacy and worldwide aid".
The U.K. ambassador to the U.N., Matthew Rycroft, said that Russian Federation should learn that "backing a war criminal comes with its own outcome: humiliation".
The massive strike - US President Donald Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civilwar.
Several lawmakers said today that decision shouldn't entirely be up to Trump. But he said Trump now needed to work with Congress to set a future course.
"The President's erratic approach to Syria is not a strategy. Violation of worldwide law".
"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. "But what we did not see is a coherent policy on how we're going to deal with the civil war and also deal with ISIS".
"The United States took a very measured step last night", Haley said at the UN special session Friday. Moscow has been a steadfast ally of the Syrian government and has defended it against claims of chemical weapons use in front of the U.N. Security Council.
"Using chemical weapons is an atrocity", Democratic Sen. In interviews broadcast today, Tillerson said defeating the Islamic State group remains the top focus. I think we ought to ask them a question.
Turkey remains committed to a ceasefire in Syria, but Russian Federation must stop insisting that Bashar al-Assad should remain in office, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.
British foreign minister Boris Johnson also had planned to visit Russian Federation this coming week, but decided on Saturday to cancel the trip because of the fast moving events in Syria.
Other than that, he added, "there is no change to our military posture" toward Syria.