- Syrian state TV called the attacks a "blatant violation of global law and shows contempt for worldwide legitimacy".
Moscow called the emergency Council meeting after the US, France and the United Kingdom fired scores of cruise missiles at what they said were chemical weapons facilities in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Damascus last week. It famously was on a backdrop banner when President George W. Bush stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier in May 2003 and prematurely declared victory in Iraq. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley said on Saturday.
On Saturday, she hinted the United States would strike again if Assad used chlorine, but stopped short of specifying which chemical agent she was referring to. That includes witness testimony, as well as video and photos shot by aid workers, victims of the attacks and unspecified additional intelligence about barrel bombs and chlorine canisters found in the aftermath.
Everyone needs to stop congratulating themselves over the air strikes in Syria, says Al Jazeera's Senior Political Analyst, Marwan Bishara.
"It is the Assad regime and its backers that benefit the most from this geopolitical brinkmanship, and the Syrian people continue to suffer".
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a meeting of the UN Security Council.
"The crime committed at dawn today (Saturday) by the United States, Britain and France... is a blatant and undeniable crime which signifies their humiliating defeat in supporting Takfiri terrorists and shows they are seeking an opportunity to save terrorists", the statement said. "We are not scared of America's missiles. Our warnings have been left unheard.We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences", Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in a statement.
Syrian envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari claimed that the Douma attack was a "masquerade" mounted by rebels.
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Israel is reportedly concerned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria could harm its long-term security. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons used by that very bad regime".
Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the air strikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis.
Pentagon officials said none of the 105 allied missiles fired were hit by Syria's Soviet-era antimissile fire.
The military said there were three targets: the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons bunker a few miles from the second target. "They lost a lot of material, and that's going to have a significant effect".
Western diplomats have said they were ready to allow time for negotiations to make every effort to bring Russian Federation aboard.
Syria disputed even the most basic facts about the assault.
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