No Putin-Assad Contacts in Plans Yet - Kremlin Spokesman

"Putin views the US strikes on Syria as aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of worldwide law", Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said in a statement disseminated by Russian state TV early Friday.

"I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes and shouldn't have happened and it shouldn't be allowed to happen", Trump told reporters travelling with him Thursday on Air Force One en route to Florida, where he was holding a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Following Trump's orders on Thursday, US warships in the Mediterranean Sea launched between 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat air base, in Homs governorate, where the warplanes that allegedly carried out the chemical attacks are based, PTI reported US official as saying.

Top European Union officials are supporting the United States missile strikes on military targets in Syria as a means of deterring further chemical weapons attacks by Damascus.

The Russian military says it will help Syria beef up its air defences after the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base. It was unclear where another 36 had landed, it said, promising Syrian air defences would now be beefed up.

Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there's no doubt that Assad's government was behind the attach, which killed dozens in Idlib, a rebel-held town in northern Syria.

August 18, 2011: President Barack Obama calls on Assad to resign and orders Syrian government assets frozen.

"The combat effectiveness of the USA massive missile attack on the Syrian air base is extremely low", the statement continued.

The foray came hours after Trump denounced the chemical weapons attack, calling it a "disgrace to humanity" that crossed "a lot of lines".

In a televised address, President Donald Trump said the base was the launch point for the chemical attack. "There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council".

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Kalin urged the global community to "act in unison to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria".

February 28, 2017: Russian Federation, a stalwart ally of the Syrian government, and China veto a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against the Syrian government for chemical weapons use.

In 2013, the House of Commons blocked British participation in an anticipated USA -led air campaign against Assad - a move that contributed to then-President Barack Obama's decision to scuttle those plans. As a result, the risk of a direct aircraft collision between the USA and Russian Federation had "significantly increased", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Trump's action has, however, angered Russian Federation which is fighting against the rebels along with Assad's forces in Syria.

"One way or another, Russian cruise missiles are continuing to strike terrorists and American ones government troops who are heading the war against the terrorists", Kosachev wrote on social media.

At the United Nations, diplomats met earlier Thursday to discuss three separate draft resolutions responding to the gas attack.

Russia's deputy U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said "negative consequences" must be considered if the USA were to take unilateral military action.

The Sunni kingdom's leaders were disappointed, even angered, by the previous administration's decision not to carry out airstrikes after a chemical attack in 2013 that was widely believed to have been orchestrated by the Assad regime.

But Dr. Annie Sparrow, a public health specialist and a critical-care pediatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY who has carried out many studies on Syria, told VOA Turkish service that a "chemical cocktail" was used on the town.

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