After the US attacked a Syrian airbase with cruise missiles in response to the chemical attack, both Russian Federation and Iran said they will "respond with force" if there were further USA strikes targeting the Assad regime. "From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well", said the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media).
Rouhani said the US strike would not affect Iran's Syria policy, while Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not withdraw in the face of similar aggressions.
Tillerson said Syria was able to execute the attack, which killed scores of people, because Moscow had failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria.
According to Bishop, the United States attack was a "proportionate response", to allegations that Assad used chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Idlib.
"We will act when we need to act", she said.
Global executions fall 37% since 2015, Amnesty International says
Iran recorded the second-largest number of executions with 597, although it dropped by 42 per cent (977) from the previous year. For the first time since 2006, the U.S. was not one of the five biggest executioners, falling to seventh behind Egypt.
Russian Federation had agreed to "be the guarantor of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. the result of their failure has led to the killing of more children and innocents", Mr Tillerson added.
The focus of U.S. policy has turned to possible Russian complicity with last week's chemical attacks which the United States says were launched from Syrian aircraft based at the Shayrat air field near Homs. "Or do they want it to be a relationship in which we can find areas of cooperation that are in our mutual interest?" At the time, Haley remained silent, refusing to address the contradiction between her words about Russian Federation and the Trump administration's actions against refugees.
"First and foremost, we must defeat ISIS", Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation", using an acronym for Islamic State. Now two and a half months into the job, The New York Times has dubbed her a "leading diplomat" in the administration, while others like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner jockey for positions of foreign affairs influence. "Russian Federation should ask themselves, .Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population?" U.S. Treasury officials say they are preparing sanctions in response to the chemical weapons attack, though the Syrian government is already buried under U.S. and European Union sanctions. "What this president has done is said, 'Prove to me that you are vetting these people properly".
In the southern city of Daraa, jets believed to be Russian escalated strikes on Free Syrian Army (FSA) and jihadist groups on Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to roll back their gains in the Manshiya district where battles have been raging for almost two months.