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Her remarks come after, the USA, along with the United Kingdom (UK) and France together launched airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons facilities in the war-torn country. Speaking on French television BFM and online site Mediapart, Macron stressed that the French diplomacy is able to talk with Iran, Russia and Turkey on one side and to the United States on the other side.

Here's what we know so far about the strikes.

A survivor of a Syrian gas attack in 2013 now living in the a refugee thanked President Donald Trump on Saturday for "showing true leadership and bravery" in Friday's strike on Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons operations.

The Pentagon provided no immediate evidence the sites that were struck had been producing substances covered by the 2013 agreement between Russian Federation and the United States to eliminate Syria's chemical arms. We thank them both.

Several U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not a priority for the administration to push out Assad, who has survived with massive aid from Iran and Russian Federation.

Syrian state media reported only three people injured, while Russia's defense ministry said there were "no victims" among Syrian civilians and military personnel. And despite bluster about worldwide law at the United Nations (an obscene observation, given the Kremlin's craven embrace of Assad, who should be prosecuted for war crimes), it appears that the two nuclear-armed superpowers will avoid any direct military confrontation.

Syrians are adamant that this was not a place to develop chemical weapons but rather a place of learning - a research institution where they developed things like pharmaceuticals.

Compared to strikes that President Donald Trump launched against a Syrian air base after a previous chemical weapons attack on civilians almost one year ago, last night's action was "more robust in terms of military action" because it was an allied, as opposed to unilateral, strike that targeted alleged chemical weapons infrastructure and is meant to be part of a sustained effort, an administration official said. When it did so back in 2013, the U.S. President Barack Obama had set a red line but did nothing to prevent repetition of "such barbaric acts".

Trump had said "mission accomplished" on Twitter after the strikes, though US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie at the Pentagon acknowledged elements of the program remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future.

A different Trump administration official, briefing reporters, said the United States assessed that sarin was also used in the April 7 attack but suggested that US information on sarin came from analysis of reports from news media and other public sources of information, as opposed to USA intelligence. The first came a year and one week ago, when Trump ordered a similar, smaller attack on a Syrian air base suspected of housing chemical weapons.

Dozens chanted and held signs to demonstrate their disappointment in President Trump's decision to use military force in Syria without first letting global organizations confirm the chemical attacks.

A senior official in the regional alliance that has supported Assad in the Syrian war told Reuters the attack on Syria will be seen as limited if it is now over and there is no second round.

The United States, Britain and France have argued that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces had used toxic gases multiple times in violation of worldwide law. It said air defenses confronted the attack and had shot down 13 missiles in the Kiswah area south of Damascus.

The ministry reported that a total of 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles had been fired (while 59 missiles were fired at the Shayrat Airbase last year), a lot of them were shot down by Syria's air defense units upon approaching their targets.

"(But) what is clear is that neither Iran nor Russian Federation has the ability to counter these strikes.

"The worst apprehensions have come true".

Or perhaps there would need to be a series of violations, as was the case before April 7, prior to any U.S. action.

Iran's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the airstrikes and warned of its regional consequences.

Global experts to visit gas attack site:He worldwide investigators were in Syria and ready to visit the site of a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Douma, which prompted the military action on Saturday.

Later Sunday, Haley told CBS' "Face the Nation " that the USA will be imposing more economic sanctions on Russian Federation for its support of Assad and his apparent use of chemical weapons. "Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", Mr Corbyn said. Despite deep divisions in America, the USA government can still rally allies to do what's right. "And should he use it again, the president has made it very clear that the United States is locked and loaded and ready to go".

A second USA official said Britain, France and the US are confident that the inspectors' eventual report will confirm their findings that chlorine was used, likely in conjunction with sarin.

The two leaders "found that this illegal action seriously damaged the prospects of a political settlement in Syria", the statement said.