US Warns of New Syrian Attack If Chemical Weapons Used Again

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The move signaled the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation that hit sites Western officials said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons programme. "I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said.

Mr Putin made his remarks on Sunday in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani after the US, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria on Saturday over a suspected poison gas attack. The Western states have accused forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad of an attack with the use of chemical weapons in Duma.

It is believed the US, UK and French military action comes as the allies vowed to stop the ongoing chemical weapons attacks orchestrated by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

U.S. President Donald Trump again praised the decision to carry out the air strike in a tweet on Sunday, reiterating his claim that the missiles had delivered on their intended goal.

"We of course know our work in Syria is not done", Haley said.

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With Russian involvement in Syria and Moscow condemning Saturday's allied missile strike, Haley acknowledged that U.S.

USA military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.

The Damascus sky lights up with missile fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

On Saturday, France, the United States and the United Kingdom handed over to their 12 Security Council partners a new draft resolution on Syria, which is reportedly expected to address the chemical weapons issue, as well as the political and humanitarian problems.

Johnson added there was no proposal in place for further attacks, but if Assad's regime were to repeat chemical attacks "clearly, with allies, we would study what the options were".

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USA defense officials say they have high confidence chlorine gas was used and are still assessing evidence indicating the presence of sarin gas.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry Saturday condemned what it called "the brutal American-British-French aggression. which constitutes a flagrant violation of global law".

Russian Federation also decried the US -led operation as a failure, saying the majority of the rockets fired at Syria were intercepted by the Syrian government's air defense systems.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs.

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