The U.S. believes the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on a northern Syrian town, killing dozens including children.
Most of the G-7 members took part in a NATO-led air operation backed by a United Nations resolution to protect civilians from strikes by the Libyan government.
Moscow and Damascus claim that the toxic gas was released when strikes by government forces hit a rebel weapons depot, an assertion the United States and others reject.
A recent meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere, which will help reduce tension in trade between the two countries, Taiwanese experts said Saturday, urging Taiwan to be more active in handling trade relations with the United States. He also said the top US priority in the region hadn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants. "That's why I said, they test, they test, and they test".
He predicted that the trade talks in the 100-day plan will focus on China's procurement of USA agricultural products and China further opening its doors to the US service industry.
Fallon reiterated Britain's position that Assad should quit.
The strike was not aimed at toppling Mr. Assad or ousting his minority Alawite regime, at least, not yet. Still, Haley said the USA didn't see a peaceful future for Syria with Assad in power.
"There's always a transformation that takes place from a person who wins the presidency, and then once he assumes office he necessarily sees the world from a different perspective", said Edward Djerejian, a former USA ambassador to Syria and Israel who now directs Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Over the weekend, Alfano said that Europe's broad support for the USA military strikes had contributed to a "renewed harmony" between the United States and its partners ahead of the first meeting of G-7 foreign ministers since Donald Trump took office in January.
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"The Islamic Republic has shown that.it does not back off and its people and officials.do not retreat in the face of threats", said Khamenei.
Second, in continuing deadly attacks on civilians, Mr. Assad seems to want to pursue a military victory at any cost, putting a lie to Russia's statements that a negotiated settlement is the sole solution. He has ordered construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border and signed executive orders banning entry to the US for people from some majority Muslim countries, including Syria.
Until Monday, U.S. officials had said they weren't sure if the drone was operated by Russian Federation or Syria.
Assad called the strike "reckless" act, while Putin called it a "violation of the norms of global law".
It added that Putin and Rohani called for an "objective, impartial" investigation into the incident and expressed readiness to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism. Then he heads to Europe to gather with the foreign ministers of the other Group of 7 nations before venturing on eastward to become the first Trump Cabinet member to visit Moscow - and possibly meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The British have "no real influence", Russia's Foreign Ministry said.
The British have "no real influence on the course of worldwide affairs, remaining "in the shadow" of their strategic partners", it added.
Haley said she couldn't explain Trump's earlier opposition.
Russian Federation has consistently denied that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, insisting the incident at Khan Sheikhoun was caused by a hit on a rebel chemical weapons plant, a claim dismissed by the West.
"Assad's principal backer is Russian Federation".
Officials are hoping that this can be leveraged to bring a new diplomatic push to end the 6-year-old civil war in Syria.