"We're going to continue building on that".
Putin added that the strike had a "destructive influence on the entire system of worldwide relations". This time the allied effort included a French frigate launching missiles and French and British fighter jets.
What information about the strike remains unclear?
"I would say there's still a residual element", he said.
"I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message and our hope is that they listen to it", Haley said of this week's air strikes.
What was the result on the ground?
Russia - Assad's principal ally - has condemned the strikes and reportedly started a new campaign to spread propaganda and false information on social media. Allowing his bombing and gas attacks to continue will add to the refugee crisis and the economic and political owes it has created, particular for Lebanon.
The operation targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities - one in the capital of Damascus and two others near Homs, near the border with northern Lebanon.
"They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to (Syrian President Bashar al) Assad and chemical weapons use".
Syria agreed in 2013 to give up its chemical weapons after a nerve gas attack killed hundreds of people in Douma.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, hours before the missile strikes. The strikes were his first major military involvement since taking office a year ago. "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military".
He proclaimed on Twitter: "Mission accomplished", echoing former President George W. Bush, whose use of the same phrase in 2003 to describe the U.S. invasion of Iraq was widely ridiculed as violence there dragged on for years.
Prime Minister May defended the strikes as "right and legal", highlighting that the objective had been "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering".
White said there has been a 2,000 increase in Russian trolls on the internet, telling a different story than what reporters just heard at the Pentagon.
Israel described the strikes as an "important signal" to Iran, Syria and the Iran-backed Hezbollah. At the same time, we will support the regime of Bashar al-Assad militarily more than we have so far.
Questions are also being raised by opposition politicians in all three countries that took part in the air strikes.
Haley warned that the United States was "locked and loaded".
Iran joined Russian Federation in condemning the strikes.
The Syrian Government has accused Washington of seeking to use it as a pretext for attacking.
"Assad knew that Russian Federation had its back, Assad knew that Russian Federation would cover for them at the United Nations, and Assad got reckless, and he used it in a way that was far more aggressive", she said.
"Malaysia joins the UN Secretary-General (Antonia Guterres) in expressing our disappointment at this failure", it said.