"We hope that the long drawn suffering of the people of Syria would come to an end soon", the spokesperson noted while making it clear that India doesn't favour military strikes in Syria. Iran and Russian Federation are supportive of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite wide-ranging reports of his harsh rule drawing criticism.
British leader May said in London that the West had tried "every possible" diplomatic means to stop Assad from using chemical weapons.
"Good souls will not be humiliated", Syria's presidency tweeted after the airstrikes began.
Trump says he has asked USA partners "to take greater responsibility for securing their home region, including contributing large amounts of money for the resources, equipment and all of the anti-ISIS effort".
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White warned that Russian Federation was actively attempting to sow confusion about the attack.
Among the sites struck in a coordinated operation by U.S., French and British forces shortly before dawn prayers was a scientific research center on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a nearby command post, the Pentagon said. "They are crimes of a monster instead", Trump said. "Assad's regime is much stronger now".
The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. "Hopefully, someday we'll get along with Russian Federation, and maybe even Iran - but maybe not".
Last night's bombing serves to further widen the rift between Russian Federation and the US. He said the three nations have "marshaled their righteous power".
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He wrote Wednesday: 'Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. Here's who Russian Federation has blamed this week for the alleged chemical attack that killed dozens, including many children.
"Why are you seeking to plunge the Middle East into such difficulties, provoking one conflict after another, pitting one state against another?"
United States officials said that ship-launched missiles and planes were involved in the attacks, and British officials said that missiles launched from GR4 Tornados warplanes had hit a plant near Homs believed to be used for precursors for making chemical weapons. However, he maintained that "America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria".
He said Russian air defenses did not fire, while Syrian air defenses were completely ineffective against an attack from multiple directions involving not just U.S., British and French aircraft but also U.S. naval destroyers, a cruiser and French frigate and even a U.S. submarine.
Trump also called out Russia's promise in 2013 that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons.
That's according to a source familiar with the president's plans, who was not authorized to speak publicly.
President Donald Trump declared "mission accomplished" in Friday night's strike on three Syria targets and argued that it "could not have had a better result".
Trump's declaration is already being compared to that of former President George W. Bush, who called an end to combat operations with Iraq in 2003 with a jaunty banner, only to see the war continue for the better part of another decade with countless USA casualties.