On Saturday, U.S., French and British missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago, although the assault appeared unlikely to halt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's progress in the seven-year-old civil war.
The Western countries blame Assad for the Douma attack that killed dozens of people.
"Fears of a direct military conflict between the USA and Russian Federation have been sidelined, allowing markets to breathe easier, but only somewhat", BCS analysts said in a note.More news: Boston marks fifth year anniversary of marathon bombings
The bombing, denounced by Damascus and its allies as an illegal act of aggression, was the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and his powerful ally Russian Federation.
In his televised address from the White House on Friday, Trump said the US was prepared to keep up the economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until he ends a pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
The US' keenness to strike stemmed from its charge that the Syrian government had attacked a rebel-held enclave within the country with chemical weapons, killing about 50 people, and the West says it draws the line at chemical weapons, whose use is banned in global law. Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news that he had convinced Trump to focus on the chemical weapons sites.
However, the White House said Mr Trump still wants USA forces to withdraw from the region as soon as possible. In a statement, she said: "The U.S. mission has not changed - the President has been clear that he wants U.S. forces to come home as quickly as possible". "We're matching", he said. "In addition we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility both militarily and financially for securing the region".More news: Crawfordville woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana
Russian Federation slowed moves on a sweeping proposal for anti-American economic retaliation unveiled by lawmakers last week, even as the USA plans another round of sanctions over the Kremlin's backing of the Syrian government.
"They hit us hard, and they are even more damaging for the United States and Europe themselves", the senator noted.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the Kremlin's skepticism about the allies' Douma claim, saying Russian military experts had found no trace of the attack. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the OPCW's findings before attacking. His comments at the closed-door meeting were obtained by Reuters.
The air defense forces of Syria and Russian Federation is not impressed, none of the more than 100 shells fired by the U.S., Britain and France on the production facilities of the chemical substances in Syria.More news: New WhatsApp update allows you to download deleted pictures, videos
"Sentiment, still, will be tempered awaiting the Kremlin's response to the USA -led strike in Syria, to US sanctions of last week and potential new sanctions".