Before daybreak on Saturday, the USA, along with its allies Britain and France, launched airstrikes against Syrian military positions in the capital Damascus and central province of Homs.
"The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack", said the foreign ministry in a statement.
The US president said the US is prepared to "sustain" pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
Earlier on Saturday, President Emmanuel Macron also said France and its partners "will renew their efforts at the United Nations to allow the establishment of an global mechanism to establish responsibility, prevent impunity and prevent any recurrence by the Syrian regime".
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Iran is the key backer alongside Russian Federation of the Syrian president, providing military advisors and "volunteer" ground forces. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized".
News of the phone call did little to bolster protestations from Trump's aides that he remained squarely focused on the Syria matter.
"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria under no circumstances", Mr. Trump said Friday night. It reported that 13 missiles had been shot down by Syrian air defenses near Al-Kiswa, a town south of Damascus. And his counterpart, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, insisted that USA officials were in touch with their Russian counterparts over the so-called "deconfliction channel" between the U.S. al-Udeid airbase in Qatar and Russia's Hmeymim military base in Syria. "Nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep".
May said intelligence and open source accounts indicated that the regime was behind the attack in Douma last Saturday. Macron's office said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin expressing concern about the deterioration of the situation in Syria and calling for more dialogue with Moscow.
The President's mood has rarely been more sour, people close to him say.
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On Friday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told a press briefing that the United States and Western countries continue their "indiscriminate and unfounded accusations" against the legitimate Syrian government over the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7.
But she also emphasized the limits of the operation's goals, reflecting the reluctance in London as well as Washington to become too immersed in the fratricidal war in Syria. "It is about a limited and targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region and that does everything possible to prevent civilian casualties".
"We are confident that all of our missiles reached their targets", McKenzie added.
Later state TV broadcasts also show the fragments of an apparent British missile as well as debris from the attack.
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