In the early hours of April 7, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.
According to Homs Governor Talal Barazi, the attack killed five people and injured seven others.
An incident in the Syrian province of Idlib and the US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase created a threat to the process of the peace settlement in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday during a joint press conference with his Qatar's counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani.
Russian, Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers held a trilateral meeting in Moscow on Friday to discuss issues surrounding the settlement and resolution of the Syrian conflict.
More US voters support President Donald Trump's foreign policy approach in light of a recent missile strike on the Syrian airbase, a new poll revealed on Friday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is ready to restore the memorandum on the safety of flights over Syria if Washington's "unpredictable actions" don't repeat.
Washington has occasionally used the Tomahawk long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missiles in operations which later morphed into larger military engagements, defense analyst Dmitry Drozdenko, deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine Arsenal Otechestva, told Sputnik.
Syrian President Bashar Assad told AFP news agency in an interview that Damascus was able to take "many measures" as the Syrian government "had indications" concerning possible US military action in Syria.
The Trump administration has disregarded all the unwritten rules drawn up in the last 55 years when it comes to international relations by carrying out an unexpected unilateral attack against Syria and suggesting that Washington could act on its own in North Korea, Russian defense analyst Vasily Kashin told Sputnik.
The US missile strike on Syria is undermining peace process in the country, Moscow said.
Washington's missile strike on the Shayrat Air Base in Syria has divided US society, making many Americans feel betrayed over the White House's interventionist stance. Donald Trump is "shooting from the hip" with the blind confidence that he's right, American peace activist Jan R. Weinberg told Sputnik.
Europe should use the US missile strike against Syria to galvanize peace talks, the French president said.
Washington is trying to legitimize its missile attack on Syria by forcing a UN Security Council resolution, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.
The Russian upper house of parliament considers the US strike on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign state and calls on foreign parliaments to resolutely condemn the illegal actions of Washington.
US President Donald Trump stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was supporting "a very bad man," and he believed such an alliance would be bad for Russia and the entire world.
The Russian Defense Ministry slammed US claims of the "efficiency" of the strikes on a Syrian base on Wednesday, adding that Washington's attack failed to achieve its main objective, which was the destruction of the Syrian armed forces.
US Tomahawk missiles have reached 57 out of 59 targets in an attack on a Syrian base on April 6, US Central Command (CENTCOM) commander Gen. Joseph Votel said in a Department of Defense press briefing.
Commenting on the recent US cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday there's no evidence that Damascus used chemical weapons, but there's clear evidence of international law violation by Washington.
Moscow warns against new US missile strikes on Syria, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at a news briefing on Tuesday.
Militants took advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase and attacked the government army from the south-western direction. All their attacks were repelled, over 150 terrorists were killed, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at a news briefing on Tuesday.
Washington's cruise missile strike on Syria leads to the reinforcement of terrorists, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow is not interested in any family affairs of foreign heads of state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday while commenting the role of US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump in last week's US strike on the Syrian army.