Graham: Assad is telling Trump 'FU'

The official also said that the USA bombing was meant to send a message to the Syrian regime that any use of chemical weapon will not be tolerated by the US.

Russian and Iranian presidents in a phone conversation stressed the inadmissibility of "aggressive" US actions against Syria in violation of worldwide law, the Kremlin said in a statement issued on Sunday. We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there, " Haley said on CNN.

Haley's remarks come just a day after she warned that the United States was prepared to take further actions in Syria during a special session at the UN following a USA military strike against a Syrian air base.

Russian Federation earlier this week denied a chemical weapons attack that took place in Syria saying the deaths in Khan Sheikhoun were caused by a Syrian regime airstrike on a rebel-controlled chemical weapons factory on the ground.

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday took perhaps the most aggressive Washington stance on the country's simultaneous effort to defeat ISIS and solve the Syrian crisis - calling for more US troops in the terror fight and suggesting President Trump already has broad authority to order missile strikes on Syria.

Referring to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who remarked "the longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people", McCain (R-Ariz.) said that may have given the Syrian dictator the idea that America was taking a hands-off approach.

Trump launched the strike in response to what the US government believes was a Syrian led chemical weapons attack on a northwestern Syrian town that killed dozens of civilians, including children.

MCMASTER: Well, I think what we should do is ask Russian Federation - how could it be, if you have advisors at that airfield, that you didn't know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons? Syria's governmental SANA news agency said six people died, but later reported the deaths of nine civilians.

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Russia and Iran have accused the USA of crossing "red lines" in ordering the airstrike, and the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom said attempts to push for sanctions could lead to a "real war".

A Syrian immigrant living in Bulgaria holds a sign in front of Syrian embassy in Sofia, during a protest against chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib.

"I think the real failure here has been Russia's failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013", Tillerson said.

"Is it the position of the Trump administration that he can not be ruler of Syria anymore?"

A statement released by "the joint command operation center of Syrian allies", a group that includes Russian Federation and Iran, warned the USA against further military actions in the war-torn country, following a missile strike on a Syrian air base last week.

"We call on Russian Federation to do everything possible to bring about a political settlement in Syria and work with the rest of the worldwide community to ensure that the shocking events of the last week are never repeated".

"Rest assured that we will liberate Syria from all kinds of occupying forces, it does not matter from where they came to the occupied part of Syria", the statement warned. Once the threat from Islamic State has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria", Tillerson said in excerpts from an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation", that will air in full on Sunday.

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