Assad's allies threaten to retaliate against USA strikes on Syria

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea Friday

Ford Williams U.S. Navy Syrian Opposition Coalition Urges US to Continue Strikes Against Gov't Objects

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said in a statement Friday that the Syrian regime's chemical attacks have been inhumane and heinous, triggering wide global reactions, the last of which was the USA missile strike.

Rouhani questioned how the US President Donald Trump can make a decision to launch missiles at a sovereign country in the Middle East from its warships while he has not obtained any permission form the United Nations and its security council or even the US congress.

In a message to Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed on Monday, Larijani expressed condolences to Egyptian lawmakers and people on the fatal terrorist attacks.

The U.S. on Friday fired dozens of cruise missiles at the Shayrat air base from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched on April 4, the first direct military action Washington has taken against the Syrian government forces in the six-year-old conflict.

"This man who is now in office in America claimed that he wanted to fight terrorism but today all terrorists in Syria are celebrating the U.S. attack", Rouhani said in a speech aired by state television.

On Friday, hours after the United States missile strike, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Western allegations were "bogus".

Syria denies it carried out the chemical attack.

"The United States did this once, but will it go unanswered next time?" he said, stressing that "repetition of such an action could be very unsafe for the region". They were referring to the 2003 USA -led invasion of Iraq after Washington accused Saddam Hussein of hiding weapons of mass destruction - a belief that later turned out to be incorrect.


It was interesting to note this weekend just which Arab states supported the U.S. missile attack on Syria and which condemned it.

Activists and state media said a separate airstrike by the US -led coalition on the northern IS-held village of Hneida killed at least 14 civilians, including children.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 15 people including four children were killed in Saturday's airstrike on the village of Hneida.

He further lashed out at those regional officials who backed the U.S. attack on Syria. The Sound and Picture group said the airstrike hit an internet cafe, killing 14 people.

The news agency reported that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision".

Saudi Arabia says the missile launch by Trump was the right response to "the crimes of this regime to its people in light of the failure of the global community to stop it".

Iran is Syria's biggest ally in the region and, along with Russian Federation, is helping the Syrian government fight rebel groups and ISIL militants.

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