Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said that any further military action in Syria must be approved by Congress. However, the ministry stated later than no Russian personnel was harmed and no missiles came close to Russian air-defense equipment indicating that only Syrian air-defense systems have shot down USA coalition missiles.
"My government will, of course, provide every support to this delegation for it to carry out its mission successfully", Jaafari said. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed these reports as fake news.
However, speaking on Saturday morning, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "confident" the strikes had been successful.
"We can not allow such grievous violations of global law", Ms White said, adding: "We are confident we have significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons again". Russian Federation circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were "both right and legal" to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria.
"Not just to protect innocent people in Syria from the horrific deaths and casualties caused by chemical weapons, but also because we can not allow the erosion of the worldwide norm that prevents the use of these weapons".
"I'm not going to say that they are going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future", he said.
A Pentagon briefing later said the strikes had "set the Syrian chemical weapons programme back for years".
That sends a clear message, according the Syrian representative to the United Nations, that there is no interest in a "transparent investigation".
Gen. Ali Mayhoub said that the Scientific Research Center in Barzeh near Damascus was hit, while three people were injured in Homs when a missile was targeted.
While the Pentagon acknowledged that the Syrian military fired more than 40 surface-to-air missiles, McKenzie said most of the missiles were launched after Saturday's US -led strike.
He said France has "no doubt" that the Syrian government was behind a suspected chemical attacks last weekend.
"We will not stand by passively while Assad, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, ignores worldwide law", White said.
Pentagon officials briefed reporters on the aftermath.
The Pentagon said Saturday that a joint US-British-French operation against Syria's regime had "successfully hit every target", countering assertions from Russian Federation that dozens of missiles were intercepted.
- French forces used Mirage and Rafale fighter jets with four frigate warships to launch 12 cruise missiles.