Addressing the Security Council, Nikki Haley, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations, said Russian Federation used veto to "kill" the Joint Investigative Mechanism, the tool to figure out who used chemical weapons.
US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was holding meetings to discuss the crisis in Syria and that a decision would be taken "fairly soon" on threatened missile strikes in response to the suspected poison gas attack on a rebel stronghold.
"Smart missiles should fly toward terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting global terrorism for several years on its territory", she said.
"Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War", he tweeted, a day after his country and Russian Federation clashed diplomatically in the UN Security Council over the draft resolutions to deal with the allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria by the Syrian forces.
On Wednesday, Iran vowed to retaliate for the recent attack on the T-4 base in Syria, while blaming Israel for the strike. He acknowledged, however, that Syria retained "residual" capacity, but gave no details on the scope of what could be left.
The war of words between the USA and Russian Federation over Syria's use of chemical weapons against its own people has escalated.
Vice-President Mike Pence, in Peru for a meeting of regional leaders, said "there will be a price to pay" involving military force if Syrian chemical weapons are used again. They also pointed to the Russian Federation for its lack of willingness to curb Assad's bloodlust.
It said earlier that the attacks targeted a scientific research center in Barzeh, near Damascus, and an army depot near Homs. "The U.S. actions in Syria make the present destructive situation even worse", Nebenzia added.
"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad", Trump said, in a prime time address.
"It was palpable, the fear", said Vladimir Frolov, an independent foreign-policy analyst in Moscow.
A Trump administration official later told reporters that none of the 105 missiles fired was hit by Syria's Soviet-era anti-missile fire - contradicting claims by Russians that Syrian units intercepted incoming missiles.
Assad's Barzah research and development centre in Damascus was destroyed, McKenzie said. The wars for the American Israeli, and Saudi proxy terrorist groups are pretty much over for them, it's pretty much lost.
"We're rapidly reaching an understanding of what happened on the ground", she told reporters.
The rhetoric from Syria's backers was harsh.
Despite the tension, there were signs of a global effort to head off a direct confrontation between Russian Federation and the West.
"We have the proof that chemical weapons - at least chlorine gas - were used by Assad's regime", Macron told France's TF1 television. They will collect soil samples and talk to witnesses in attempts to pin down what occurred.
The US president also accused The New York Times of writing a "phony story" over a report that Mueller's office is looking into a payment that a Ukrainian steel magnate made to Trump's charitable foundation in exchange for a video appearance. #The United States - along with the UK and France - have already formed an alliance and are considering military action in Syria. "Could not have had a better result". "A lack of accountability emboldens those who would use such weapons by providing them with the reassurance of impunity", the secretary-general said.
A team of inspectors from the OPCW arrived in Syria on Thursday and Friday.
"Nothing is certain in these kinds of matters". Participants included Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and John Bolton, Trump's new national security adviser. He said the airstrikes were launched against several sites that helped provide Assad's ability to create chemical weapons.
However, other channels, even those that are agreed to be used, are sometimes not used, because the USA side tends to "refuse to meet at the last moment without explaining the reasons", he said.
The European Union voiced support for the allies.