Russia's Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov yesterday warned of "negative consequences" from the United States military action, which he described as a "doubtful, tragic enterprise".
Trump confirmed ordering the attack on the airfield in Syria, and called on "all civilised nations" to join the USA in seeking to end the bloodshed in Syria, as well as terrorism in all areas, of all kinds. Before deciding to give an order to the US forces for the attack, Trump didn't discuss with the US Congress.
Alazem said he hoped the US airstrikes signalled future action on Syria.
An unnamed foreign ministry official quoted by Syrian state news agency hinted the footage was fabricated to preempt the strike.
A suspected chemical attack took place in Syria this week. Eastern time (about 4:40 a.m. Friday Syria time).
At the time, he tweeted: "Again to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the United States gets nothing". "President Obama, do not attack Syria". There is no upside and tremendous downside. While it was the first intentional attack on Syria, past year the US struck a group of Syrian soldiers by accident, a result of human error.
Trump is a kind of open book because of his constant presence on social media. Tillerson is due to visit Russian Federation for talks next week.
The senior U.S. military officials, who spoke to Pentagon reporters on condition of anonymity, also said USA military operations against Islamic State in Syria were unchanged following the cruise missile strike.
"Only 23 missiles reached the Syrian airbase", he said.
A warplane on Friday bombed the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, where a chemical attack killed scores of people this week and prompted USA missile strikes, a witness in the rebel-held area and a war monitoring group said. It was a slow and brutal death for so many - even handsome babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. Even attractive babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.
Faisal Alazem, a spokesman for the Syrian Canadian Council, said Thursday's missile strike was long overdue in light of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Syrian regime. "Japan supports the US government's determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons", he said.
"My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much..."