The US and its allies, France and United Kingdom, gave a response to the suspected attack by launching missiles on Saturday that they said targeted Chemical Weapons sites in Syria.
A joint United Nations-OPCW mission concluded that troops under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons several times in recent years, including in a sarin attack a year ago in the town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed almost 100 people.
If the United States sanctions are enacted, they will be the second such batch in just over a year against Syria's weapons of mass destruction program.
"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying that the United States would disengage from Syria", Macron said Sunday night.More news: Mariah Carey's Rep Responds As Former Manager Accuses Singer Of Sexual Harassment
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow would not delay its response to new United States sanctions.
In a televised interview Sunday night, French President Emmanuel Macron said the U.S., France and Britain had "full global legitimacy to intervene" because they had gotten evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and the airstrikes were enforcing worldwide humanitarian law.
He spoke as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) watchdog held an urgent meeting.
"Russia confirms its commitment to ensure safe (sic) and security of the mission and will not interfere in its work", the Russian embassy in The Hague said in a tweet.More news: Woolworths turning customers away following IT outage
"The global community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life", she said in an interview aired Sunday. In its agreed conclusions, the ministers said the European Union "stands united in its support for the total prohibition and elimination of chemical weapons worldwide". "We are evaluating but nothing to announce right now", she said. In a reference to the USA, he said that "it would only benefit those who are protected by the ocean and expect to sit there and engage in continuous efforts to stir up the region in order to advance their geopolitical goals".
In an interview published Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Moscow "should join our efforts to promote a political process in Syria that would allow a way out of the crisis".
Russian Federation asked the Security Council to condemn the "aggression" against Syria from military strikes conducted by the United States, Britain and France, also permanent members of the Security Council. "Therefore allegations of this towards Russian Federation are groundless", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
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At least six loud explosions were heard in Damascus in the early hours of Saturday and smoke was seen rising over the Syrian capital, a Reuters witness said. While he declared success, the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".