The Syrian government has denied responsibility and Russian Federation has suggested Israel or Britain was to blame, supposedly to justify increased Western intervention into the war-ravaged country. Could not have had a better result.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that action taken by the USA forces was "justified, legitimate and proportionate".
Haley said U.S. is "locked and loaded" to strike Syria again if the regime uses toxic gas again. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces a red line".
"Russia severely condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military are helping the lawful government in the fight with terrorism", the Kremlin said in a statement. It said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council.
Pakistan is following the situation in Syria with grave concern and has called all sides to refrain from actions inconsistent with the UN Charter.
"The American movies have shown since the 1990s that Russian-made weapons are 'backward.' However, today we can see who is really lagging behind", Assad said, according to Sablin.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the UN meeting in NY that the United States and its allies struck without waiting for an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, branding the attack "hooliganism". Let the other people take care of it now [.] We're going to have 100 percent of the caliphate, as they call it, sometimes referred to as land.
"Of course, it is important for Canada to be a country that acts based on facts".
"The innocent Syrian people should have been defended long ago".
The Him Shinshar chemical weapons storage facility is located west of Homs, a city north of Damascus.
Guterres emphasised that there is no military solution to the Syrian crisis and the solution must be "political".
"When it comes to this use of chemical weapons, it is clear to Canada that chemical weapons were used and that they were used by the Assad regime", Freeland said.
■ April 6, 2017: In retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed almost 90 people, the United States fires 59 Tomahawk missiles at the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria.
"Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity or become normalized".
"I urge all member states to show restraint in these risky circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", the UN Secretary General said.
The Pentagon said there had been chemical weapons agents at one of the targets, and that, although there were other parts to Syria's chemical weapons system, the strikes had significantly crippled its ability to produce such weapons.
But US Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Friday that the missiles were a "one-time shot" for now, but that the strike sent a "strong message" to "deter" Assad from carrying out another chemical attack.