Syria's allies pledge to retaliate after U.S. airstrike

Syria is at the top of the geopolitical agenda after a surprise decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to launch an airstrike against one of Assad's air bases last week.

Meanwhile, the Russian government has condemned missile strikes by the USA on a Syrian airbase, calling Washington's move as "aggression against sovereign state in violation of global law".

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive USA actions against Syria were not permissible and violated global law, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

The statement did not include critical details like what kind of military operation would cross such a red line, or what kind of response would be made on the part of Syria and its allies, but noted that they would work to "liberate" Syria from occupation.

A statement released by "the joint command operation center of Syrian allies", a group that includes Russian Federation and Iran, warned the USA against further military actions in the war-torn country, following a missile strike on a Syrian air base last week.

Putin and Rohani called for an "objective, impartial" investigation into the incident and expressed readiness to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said.

McCain - who vocally supported the US military response to the attack - added that the White House must put forward a detailed Syria strategy.

Graham also suggested that Trump has the authority, without authorization from Congress, to send in additional troops and hit Assad again for using chemical weapons.

Tillerson said the USA priority in Syria was defeating Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS. The strike was the first time American forces targeted a Syrian government installation in the course of the war.

Mr Tillerson is set to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, this week in Moscow.

But President Vladimir Putin has not personally condemned the US airstrike, and some reports suggest he is unhappy that Assad has boxed him into defending what many consider a war crime.

A Syrian Sukhoi jet took off from the Shayrat airbase targeted by the volley of U.S. strikes, Hezbollah's al-Manar TV channel reported Sunday, saying repairs to the base began within hours of the attack. Haley said. "The U.S. sees yesterday's attack as a disgrace at the highest level, an assurance that humanity means nothing to the Syrian government".

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"And we have to make sure that we're pushing that process".

The Russian government has denied that Syria carried out a chemical attack, saying that civilians on the ground were poisoned after Syrian planes struck a depot producing chemical weapons for rebels.

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