United States prepared to 'do more' in Syria, says Nikki Haley

United States prepared to 'do more' in Syria, says Nikki Haley

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the US but to stability in the region.

Almost 90 people were killed in the massive strike which marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. "Russia and Iran will not allow the United States to be the only superpower in world". There was no comment from Russian Federation or Iran about the statement.

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

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said "terrorists are celebrating" the U.S. strikes on the air base.

"We will take Mosul", McCain said. "They are repeating offense of their predecessors", Khamenei was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

It marked a major departure from the criticism of United States military intervention and apparent support for Russia's role in Syria that Mr Trump voiced during his election campaign. It has organized several Shiite militias from around the Middle East to fight in support of Assad's government and has sent troops and officers from its own Revolutionary Guards.

He also deplored the use of chemical arms in Syria, saying, "Reports indicate that terrorists have access to chemical weapons and the USA strikes will prompt terrorist groups to use chemical weapons once again".

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Speaking on a USA talkshow to be aired Sunday, Rex Tillerson insisted he had no concerns about possible retaliation by Moscow as "Russians were never targeted" in the strike and said defeating the IS group was the top priority for the U.S. in Syria.

The US strikes "aim at slowing the victories of the Syrian army and its allies, and reinforcing terrorist groups", they said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, called for an objective, unbiased investigation into the chemical weapon incident in the Syrian province of Idlib earlier this week, the Kremlin said in the statement.

Mr Johnson spent the weekend speaking to G7 foreign ministers ahead of their two-day meeting in Tuscany.

Tillerson on Sunday blamed Russian Federation for enabling the poison gas attack by failing to follow through on a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria. Indeed, Shayrat is operational again; Khan Sheikhoun, the scene of the chemical attack, has been the subject of air strikes; and killing continues in skirmishes across Syria. The British have "no real influence", Russia's Foreign Ministry said. Turkey provides military support to some of Syria's opposition forces.

Rouhani said "neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from".

A chemical attack on the residential part of Khan Sheikhun killed 85 civilians, including 20 children and 13 women.

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