Labour's Tom Watson joins support backing USA missile strikes in Syria

Syria and its ally Russian Federation condemned the attacks, which were the first direct targeting of Assad's forces by Washington.

"It could not go unanswered a second time and it is right that the United States took action against the airfield from where this week's bad chemical weapons attack was launched".

"The Syrian army does not have any chemical weapon stockpiles", added Peskov.

Syrian President Bashar Assad condemned the USA attack as "reckless and irresponsible".

The Russian leader, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, regarded the U.S. action as "aggression against a sovereign nation" on a "made-up pretext" and as a cynical attempt to distract the world from civilian deaths in Iraq, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, was cited as saying.

An unnamed foreign ministry official quoted by Syrian state news agency hinted the footage was fabricated to preempt the strike.

The United States blames the attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Chemical attack that was carried out on Tuesday led to the death of about 80 civilians, among which were 20 children.

"The Conservative Party of Canada strongly supports the efforts of the United States to prevent Syria's military from launching further chemical weapon attacks".

But British Prime Minister Theresa May has backed the controversial move, saying it "was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime".

In a statement condemning the military attack, a Kremlin spokesperson said: "It is obvious that the USA cruise missile strike had been pre-prepared".

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. Several U.S. armed ships in the Mediterranean were ready to launch missiles, only to be called back by Obama after U.S. Congress and ally Britain disapproved.

The 11:30 a.m. session follows President Trump's orders to unleash 59 cruise missiles Thursday night without seeking approval from the global body.

"Indiscriminate chemical weapons attacks on civilians can never be tolerated and must have consequences".

A suspected chemical attack took place in Syria this week.

In the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency thus far, Trump ordered the firing of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base that US officials said was the launching point for a deadly chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians earlier in the week. We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed.

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