US to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that "terrorists" were applauding his usa counterpart Donald Trump for launching a missile strike on an airbase of his Syrian government ally.

Haley stopped short of calling for regime change in Syria, but said President Donald Trump and the administration is deeply skeptical a peaceful solution is possible with Bashar al-Assad in power.

Later this week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Moscow, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will garner support at a G7 summit of foreign ministers.

He stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of being directly involved in the planning or execution of the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard evidence" to suggest the nation was an accomplice to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

USA secretary of state Tillerson is due to arrive in Moscow on Tuesday for two days of talks.

Residents in a Syrian town that was targeted by a deadly chemical weapons attack earlier this week have stated that warplanes returned to bomb it on Saturday. Syrian activists claimed that the attack had come from the Assad-led government's airstrikes, although the Syrian army denied involvement in the strike. "There's an agreement with him not to use chemical weapons".

The strike prompted Washington to take its first direct military action against Assad's government, with missiles raining down on the Shayrat airbase in central Syria.

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The governor of Homs, a city roughly 160 kilometers north of the capital Damascus, said at least five people were killed and seven were wounded in the USA strikes, Reuters reported.

"What we've seen is, you know, in our meetings this week, we were told of the evidence", she said.

"Regime change is something that we think is going to happen", she said, adding that Washington was also focused on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and ending Iranian influence.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday's chemical attack that killed 87.

"The United States took a very measured step last night", Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the UN, told the Security Council, after a missile strike on a Syrian air base.

Asked about the USA military's plan for how to deal with any potential further attacks, Howard said the military was ready to respond if other civilian options failed.

Russian Federation has backed Syria for much of the six-year conflict, and has used its veto power in the UN Security Council on several occasions to prevent action being taken against the Damascus government.