Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses "red lines"

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive US actions against Syria were not permissible and violated global law, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

"We're hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions" between the Assad government and various rebel groups.

That's the same town where the gas attack took place earlier this week, killing 86 people, including dozens of children, prompting the USA missile launch.

Russian Federation and Iran have drawn their own red lines in Syria in response to USA strikes on an airbase responsible for a chemical attack on civilians. The attack occurred in the Shuaib al-Zeker area, near where USA -backed Syrian fighters have been battling IS under the cover of coalition airstrikes.

Haley also noted that the United States' first priority is still to defeat ISIS, but that there can be "multiple priorities".

Russian Federation and Iran have issued a warning to the United States as G7 foreign ministers prepared to meet in Italy to discuss Syria.

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Mr Tillerson will visit Russian Federation this week to deliver a "clear and coordinated" message to the Kremlin, after Mr Johnson pulled out of a trip following conversations with Mr Trump's team.

But as lawmakers called on Trump to consult with Congress on any future military strikes and a longer-term strategy on Syria, Trump administration officials sent mixed signals on the scope of USA involvement.

Erdogan held a television interview that was reported by Anadolu Agency and dismissed the Syrian government's story that the chemicals came from a depot of a terrorist organization.

Appearing on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press", Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about the American airstrike on Syria in response to the chemical attack blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian activists and state media say an airstrike by the USA -led coalition on a northern village held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 13 civilians, including children.

He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility". Earlier, U.S. military officials had said they were looking into whether Russian Federation participated, possibly by using a drone to help eliminate evidence afterward.

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Trump administration officials on Sunday blamed Russian inaction for enabling a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to explain to Moscow a USA retaliatory missile strike.

In Florida with the president, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional economic sanctions on Syria were being prepared. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged that the us strikes were one step away from clashing with Russia's military.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 15 people including four children were killed in Saturday's airstrike on the village of Hneida.

On Friday, senior US military officials were looking more closely at possible Russian involvement in the poison attack.

"Right now, I think everyone in the world sees Russian Federation as part of the problem", McMaster said. Shortly afterward, officials say the hospital was targeted.

White House officials cautioned that Mr Trump is not preparing to plunge the USA deeper into Syria. Spokesman Sean Spicer said the missile attack sent a clear message to Assad, but he avoided explicitly calling for the Syrian to leave office.

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In a letter to Congress on Saturday, Trump said he "acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations" and as commander in chief and chief executive.

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