Global chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on the town of Douma which killed dozens of people. Syrian forces reportedly took control of the formerly rebel-held town this week.
"To Iran and Russian Federation, I ask you: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?" he said.
Pence says he's hopeful that Russian Federation and Iran will "once and for all abandon chemical weapons" against innocent civilians. The targets of that strike included Syrian aircraft, aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage facilities, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radar.More news: Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body amid sexual misconduct scandal
Among the more bombastic tweets was that of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham who wrote, "We should apply "3 strikes, you're out" to the butcher of Damascus". But Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, warned of consequences after the strikes on its ally.
British PM Theresa May also supported the US-led air strikes on Syria by calling them a "clear message" against the use of chemical weapons.
"First the "Arab spring" tested the Syrian people, then Islamic State, now smart American rockets".
U.S. Secretary of Defence Gen. James Mattis said U.S. and its allies struck harder this time than the 2017 strike against the country which did not seem to deter the Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Syrian television reported that Syria's air defenses, which are substantial, responded to the attack. Unleashing 105 missiles, the U.S., British and French forces leveled at least one building and set back the country's chemical weapons program "for years," Pentagon officials said. "Mission Accomplished!" he declared.More news: Beaten Aussie boxer fights once but still wins bronze
Looking drawn as she spoke to reporters in Downing Street in a hastily arranged press conference, she said: "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".
"We can not depend on what someone on the other side of the ocean takes into his head in the morning. Everybody's going to pay a price".
- General Dunford described the operation as a "one-time shot", and said no additional attacks were planned, but added that the powers that had signed the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had every reason to challenge Syrian President Bashar Assad if he chose to violate it.More news: Featured Stock to See: Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)