Haley also accused Russian Federation of defending Syrian President Bashar Assad and failing to ensure that the war-torn country's cache of poison gas was destroyed. He said: "With the joint operation by the US, UK and France, the Syrian regime received the message that its massacres wouldn't be left unanswered". "Over the past seven years, we've witnessed all kinds of deaths".
"We will continue to work with our global partners to further investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria".
"British Prime Minister Theresa May said in London that the West had tried "every possible" diplomatic means to stop Assad from using chemical weapons".
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement that a target of the strike was the Syrian government's "clandestine chemical arsenal". "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".
It is our goal "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things", Haley said.More news: Highlights from former FBI Director James Comey's new book
- Russian President Putin says strike on Syria by USA and its allies will exacerbate humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.
More than 40 people were killed and 500 injured - including women and children - after poison gas was apparently used in an attack on Douma, a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital of Damascus, on April 7. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", said US Ambassador Nikki Haley. "We don't want to get into a fight with them, they don't want to get in a fight with us", he said. Syrian time, about 9 p.m. "Mission Accomplished!" Trump tweeted.
"It was a good action but we need it to be serious enough to end the suffering in Syria".
Bush's speech came just six weeks after the U.S. invaded Iraq, but the war dragged on for years after, costing thousands of lives and billions in taxpayer money. "These are the very people who need our support".
"These strikes will create an atmosphere which will weigh negatively on moves to resolve the Syrian crisis through a political settlement".More news: Strong to severe storms expected this afternoon
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, Islamabad "condemns the use of chemical weapons anywhere by anyone". "It's not a solution for Syrian people but it's for the worldwide community because Syria signed the convention against chemical weapons".
While there appears to be no immediate alternative to the so-called Geneva Process that would lead to a political transition in Syria, several senior US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, insisted it has failed and it was time to rethink.
His generals pushed back, not wanting to escalate tensions with those two countries, the officials said. "Now, in Damascus, the regime is actually celebrating their victory".
President Bashar al-Assad has been in power in Syria since 2000. "It was just a media stunt".More news: Stories Facebook to be a new feature