Friday night's attack on Syria was not the first time the USA bombed the country.
"We're again confident that both Syria had responsibility in this chemical weapons attack, but we also hold Russian Federation responsible for their failure to stop chemical weapons attacks from taking place", she said.
In addition, Pence said that Russian Federation was "spreading disinformation" about the chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma.
Shortly after making this announcement, loud explosions lit up skies over the Syrian capital.
The second site targeted was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, while the third was at a chemical equipment storage facility and important command post.
The surprise move came after Trump met with a group of governors and lawmakers from agricultural states concerned over the impact of threatened tariffs by China on U.S. farm products, announced after Trump threatened tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods.
"We welcome the return of the U.S. to the table, but I see no desire for any material renegotiation of TPP-11 after the departure from the USA left the commercial agreement in 11 member states, "Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said in remarks collected by Bloomberg".
Macron says the operation is limited to Syria's abilities to produce chemical weapons.
"The morning after the missile strikes, Trump seemed convinced his show of strength had worked and would, at least for a while, deter Assad from another chemical weapons strike".
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "not about intervening in a civil war. It is not about regime change". Syrian television reported that a scientific research center had been hit.
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Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended. Israel has mounted air strikes in Syria on a regular basis, targeting suspected weapons shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah.
"There is an open door for the United States to rethink and take advantage of the window of opportunity", Enrique Pena Nieto suggested in Lima.
Even before Trump's official withdrawal past year, US participation in the pact was seen as increasingly unlikely due to opposition in the US Congress.
A month after the 2017 airstrike, the Syrian military began moving fighter aircraft and personnel back to Shayrat Airfield in Homs and repaired some of the damaged infrastructure, three US defense officials told NBC News at the time.
She rejected Russian denials that Syria was behind the suspected chemical attack over the weekend in the Damascus suburb of Douma that the United States has blamed on the government of President Bashar Assad. Just weeks ago, Trump said he wanted to end US involvement in Syria and bring American troops home to focus on the homeland. "As other nations step up their contributions, we look forward to the day when we can bring our warriors home".
Trump said that he chose to take action because last weekend's action by Assad "was a significant attack against his own people", and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead".
Trump said Washington is prepared to "sustain" pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford said the USA "specifically identified" targets to "mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved" and that the normal communication line to avoid problems in the airspace over Syria was used in the run up to the strike.
"Well I think you have to take it seriously but I think there is an enormous chance that this is simply posturing or a tactical decision taken to placate concerned governors and senators from agricultural states that could be affected by China imposing tariffs", said Charles Finny, a Wellington-based trade consultant and a former New Zealand government trade negotiator.
At this time there are no reports of American losses.