"Russia in the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria, where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism", Putin said. The Russian argument - it's really focused on the timing of these attacks, just as this global team of the OPCW, as the previous segment noted, is on the ground investigating these charges of chemical weapons used.
Haley made clear the United States won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away, saying USA involvement there "is not done".
After the strikes, Moscow's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said: "The worst apprehensions have come true".
"Again, we are being threatened", he said, according to AP.
Alexei Zhuravlyov, deputy of the state of Duma, said the U.S.is trying to isolate Russian Federation.
The Defense Officials explained that the offensive was aimed at three specific targets: a chemical weapons research facility, a storage facility, and a facility that housed both chemical weapon production equipment and a command element.
Russia's U.S. Embassy released a statement late Friday evening suggesting, once again, that last week's chemical weapon attack was staged as a part of an global anti-Russian conspiracy. The answer was: it's a secret; we can not provide this data.
During his address, President Trump said U.S. forces were prepared to sustain this response "until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents" and issued a direct message to Russian Federation and Iran which he said are "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime".
In a televised interview Sunday night, French President Emmanuel Macron said the U.S., France and Britain had "full global legitimacy to intervene" because they had gotten evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and the airstrikes were enforcing worldwide humanitarian law.
Russian Federation has questioned the rationale for U.S. air strikes on Syria, which have lit up the Damascus sky. That did not mean military strikes would continue.
The official IRNA news agency quoted Rouhani as saying The U.S. and "some Western countries do not want Syria to reach permanent stability".
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Marine General Joseph Dunford said chemical weapons facilities were targeted by missiles fired from the sea and from aircraft.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain would take "every possible precaution" but in a speech on Saturday the Pentagon revealed they had seen a staggering 2,000 percent increase in the number of Russian trolls spreading Kremlin propaganda in the hours following the airstrikes in Syria.
"This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program", she said.
The British envoy to the OPCW said the body had recorded 390 allegations of the use of banned chemicals in Syria since 2014, and that a failure by the OPCW to act risked allowing "further barbaric use of chemical weapons".
"These strikes are not seeking to escalate the conflict in Syria, but these violations of global law and norms can not be allowed to continue".
Russia's defence ministry says 71 of a complete of 103 cruise missiles have been intercepted by Syrian air defences.
It seeks answers from Syria on gaps in its chemical weapons declaration to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Earlier on Saturday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was left with "no alternative path" but to order the air strikes.
MAYNES: Well, it was, and it still is, I think.