"On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad launched a awful chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent".
Much of the worldwide community accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government of responsibility for Tuesday's suspected chemical attack on Khan Sheikhun, though Damascus denied responsibility.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that President Donald Trump's oldest daughter weighed in on his response to the Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Putin, speaking Tuesday after talks in Moscow with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, said the USA invaded Iraq based on false allegations that it had chemical weapons.
The strikes also prompted a backlash from Russian Federation. Johnson, who condemned Moscow's continued defense of Assad, said Tillerson will be able to give a "clear and coordinated message to the Russians".
Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, described the U.S. strikes as "illegitimate".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government "fully supports the United States' limited and focused action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against innocent civilians".
Tillerson says the US sees no future role for Assad in Syria, but he says the USA isn't pre-supposing how Assad's departure will occur.
Retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said the frigate appeared to be a show of force by Russian Federation, which since late 2015 has been conducting airstrikes in Syria against forces opposing the Syrian regime.
Tillerson said Tuesday that Russian Federation must choose between aligning itself with the US or with Assad and Iran.
Tillerson is traveling to Russian Federation several days after a chemical attack in Syria and a USA air strike on a Syrian government base that Moscow on Tuesday dismissed as "an act of aggression".
Assad has also drawn heavily on foreign Shi'ite militias sponsored by Iran, led by Lebanon's Hezbollah group, for his most important gains since the Russian intervention.
While he did not rule out the future use of military force, he said the USA administration was mindful of "the lessons of what went wrong in Libya when you choose that pathway of regime change".
In Florida with the president, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional economic sanctions on Syria were being prepared.
An air strike killed 15 civilians, including four children, in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
"Is it too much to ask that we wait for the results of an independent global investigation before carrying out a strike like this in Syria?" she told France 2 television on Friday. After months of allegations of ties between his election campaign and the Kremlin - the subject of current congressional and FBI investigations - Trump has found himself clashing with Putin.
A U.S. military official told CNN the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence. The drone returned late in the day as citizens were going to a nearby hospital for treatment. He has ordered construction of a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and signed executive orders banning entry to the U.S. for people from some majority Muslim countries, including Syria.
FILE - U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria, April 7, 2017.