From Moscow, President Vladimir Putin denounced the operation as "an act of aggression" but officials also noted that no Russian military assets had been threatened.
Putin called the military action a violation of the UN Charter and warned that if it continues, "it will inevitably entail chaos in global relations", according to the statement. Syria said they were meeting officials in Damascus today and that a visit to the site of the alleged chemical attack was being facilitated.
French President Emmanuel Macron insisted that "we have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad".
US President Donald Trump lauded the "perfectly executed" strike, the biggest global attack on President Bashar al-Assad´s regime during Syria´s seven-year war, but both Damascus and Syria´s opposition rubbished its impact.
This afternoon, the United Nations Security Council met again at the request of Russian Federation.
"We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely unsafe political peak". He called for a strategy that leads to a political solution to "save it from the brutality of the Syrian regime". Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 of the missiles.
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The airstrikes were in response to the suspected April 7 chemical attack in Douma, a Damascus suburb. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for OPCW's findings before attacking. It was not clear when the visit would take place. He said that Parliament should have been consulted before the attacks occurred.
As the sun rose, hundreds had gathered in Damascus' landmark Omayyad Square, celebrating what they said was the army's success in foiling the U.S-led military action. But Kalil says a lot of his elderly relatives have not been able to get out.
When asked on "Fox News Sunday" about "how our relationship with Russian Federation has changed this week", Haley said that relations are "very strained".
In his televised address from the White House on Friday evening, Trump said the US was prepared to keep up the economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until he ends what Trump called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
"We will ensure they can work professionally, objectively, impartially and free of any pressure", Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Soussan told AFP.
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the legal basis used to support the British role was debatable, adding that he would only support action backed by the UN Security Council.
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"I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said. Corbyn said in an interview with the BBC.
"From the point of view of the president, this was aggression and we share this position", TASS quoted lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak as saying after the meeting.
The U.S. already bears a "heavy responsibility for the bloody outrage" in Yugoslavia, Libya and Iraq, he said.
Right-wing personality and author Ann Coulter retweeted people who floated the possibility that the chemical attacks were entirely fabricated or staged by people wanting to frame Assad and encourage the U.S. to strike Syria.
The US, Britain and France have all participated in the Syrian conflict for years, arming rebels, bombing Islamic State fighters and deploying troops to fight the militants.
An AP reporter who went to the Center for Scientific Research on the northeastern edge of Damascus found the three-story building nearly completely destroyed and still smoking hours after it was hit.
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This isn't the first time that many of Trump's anti-interventionist supporters have felt betrayed by his foreign policy actions.