In an evening address last night, President Trump called the chemical attack "crimes of a monster" and said USA strikes would hit precision strikes on targets linked to Syria's stockpiled precursors to chemical weapons.
"There is no proof that the Assad regime is responsible for the chemical attack on civilians", Batten said, referring to the Syrian government headed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In a statement Mrs May said that the Syrian regime had demonstrated a "persistent pattern of behaviour" when it came to the use of chemical weapons, that "must be stopped".
May has repeatedly said that the missile strike on Syria was not about "regime change".
May said the missile strike was created to minimize any civilian casualties and was not an attempt to change the Syrian government.
"This collective action sends a clear message that the worldwide community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons", May told a press conference.
The Prime Minister defended her Government's decision to carry out air strikes in Syria, claiming the air strikes were in Britain's national interest.
In Douma, last Saturday a chemical weapons attack killed up to 75 people, including young children, in circumstances of pure horror.Читайте также: Navios Maritime Partners, (NYSE: NMM)
"While the full assessment of the strike is ongoing, we are confident of its success", she added. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world".
Former Prime Minister David Cameron lost a parliamentary vote on air strikes against Assad's forces in 2013 when 30 Conservative lawmakers voted against action, with many Britons wary of entering another conflict after intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya failed to bring stability to the region.
Iranian President Rouhani says US-led military strikes in Syria will cause "destruction" in the Middle East.
Britain and its allies accuse Damascus of carrying out the suspected attack on Douma and are considering military action against Syria in response.
"We have. evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organising this provocation", defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
"Bombing can not substitute for diplomacy", he said.
"Our service personnel have played an important role in terms of degrading the ability of the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in the future", Williamson said. We have sought to use every possible diplomatic channel to achieve this.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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