Freeland made the comments on the sidelines of a major global summit in Lima, Peru, which U.S. President Donald Trump skipped last minute to deal with the recent chemical-weapons attack in Syria, which culminated in the launch of U.S., British and French strikes against Syrian targets on Friday night. I think everyone is going to feel it at this point. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it".
"There is no proposal on the table at the moment for further attacks because so far thank heavens the Assad regime have not been so foolish as to launch another chemical weapons attack", he told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.
The U.S. has vowed to also squeeze Syria's allies Russian Federation and Iran.
Haley said the United Nations would continue to work on a diplomatic solution but added that Assad was "not worthy" of direct talks with the U.S. She said the time had come for Russian Federation and Iran to bring peace to the beleaguered nation.
LIMA, Peru-Canada has become the latest to lay the blame for a deadly chemical-weapons attack in Syria last week at Syrian President Bashar Assad's doorstep, despite Russian suggestions to the contrary.
The limited strikes were deplored by the Syrian opposition, which saw the West as lacking an worldwide strategy for dealing with the civil war.
Rescuers and medics have said the alleged attack killed more than 40 people, but Damascus and Moscow have dismissed the reports as "fabrications". "This was not muscle flexing".
File image of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
"For the Syrian people, whether the government or rebels, war is never a solution", said Mercho, "nobody wins in war".
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended President Trump's declaration of "mission accomplished" in the Syria missile strikes, saying the president was talking in military terms about a singular task, not about foreign policy, while reinforcing that the "United States' work in Syria is not done".
But then, there also still is the matter of Syria's remaining chemical weapons.
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Haley said the three US goals for accomplishing its mission are making sure chemical weapons are not used in a way that could harm USA national interests; that the Islamic State group is defeated; and that there is a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.
She also said she's not impressed with the reaction of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed support for the strikes but seems reluctant to get directly involved.
FILE - President Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's April 7 chemical weapons attack. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies. "I can assure you that the president is watching". She claimed the attacks set back Syrian chemical weapons research by years.
President Trump has not yet responded to Eid's "beer summit" invitation. "He's a President. He's supposed to come to Congress to seek permission to initiate a war".
"The Syrian regime knew full well what it was doing", he said.
When asked whether the UK had communicated with Russian Federation ahead of the strikes, May said: "This is not something that the United Kingdom has been involved in". But they have refrained from targeting Assad's government, apart from a volley of United States missiles previous year.
"Any U.S. military action in the region must be wary of dragging our armed forces into a protracted and broader conflict in the region, especially as our military faces challenges impacting U.S. interests around the globe".
British Tornado and Typhoon warplanes and French Rafale jets also took part in the strikes.
A day after the bombardment, Assad appeared briefly on state TV and told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the US and its allies were spreading "lies and misinformation" against Syria.
On April 1, gunfire wounded six people on a convoy of buses ferrying opposition fighters and civilians from Eastern Ghouta towards the northwestern province of Idlib, the Observatory said.
Russian Federation and Iran have called the strikes a "military crime" and "act of aggression".
"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the UN Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", a Kremlin statement said.