"For sure this means further immediate bumps in the bilateral relationship", former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst told VOA.
Trump, who has made it a central goal of his presidency to improve strained ties with Moscow even amid criticism of Russian meddling in last year's U.S. election, found that goal at risk today as both sides traded harsh words in a diplomatic confrontation reminiscent of the darkest moments of the last few years.
If the global community is successful in pushing for a diplomatic solution in Syria.
He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility".
"So you know, of course, it's to defeat ISIS", she said. "Assad will nearly certainly try to use chemical weapons again, and so I think it will be hard to convince the Russians to lean on Assad to stop using chemical weapons".
The Kremlin has warned the USA it is "one step from war" over Syria - but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again. "And clearly, Assad is not that person".
MCMASTER: Well, I think what we should do is ask Russian Federation - how could it be, if you have advisors at that airfield, that you didn't know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons?
Much like Trump's presidency, the missile strike was another loud but ultimately empty gesture by a president who incapable of formulating and pursuing coherent policies. His spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the action "is causing significant damage to Russian-American relations, which already are in deplorable shape".
The statement is going to make US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's job in Moscow this week all the more hard. "And I think he's making a serious mistake".
For these reasons, I support our nation exercising the moral leadership that makes us a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore.
There's only about one certainty in all of this - as USA warships steam ahead toward North Korea, President Putin may well be ruing the Kremlin's alleged involvement in getting Trump elected.
"The reason you don't generally hit runways is that they are easy and affordable to quickly fix (fill in and top)!", he said.
Larson has called on Congress to act on the use of chemical weapons in Syria in the past, namely after a 2013 chemical attack. Russian Federation is an Assad ally. Why they are supporting a regime that is committing mass murder against its own people.
"Don't expect one strike to one airfield one time to knock out a country's air force", McCain said in a CNN interview Friday.
Russia, one of the main backers of the Assad regime alongside Iran, condemned the USA strike, denouncing a "flagrant violation of worldwide law and an act of aggression". "The idea of the casualties came after".
Haley said "getting Assad out is not the only priority" and that countering Iran's influence in Syria was another.
The United States warned Russian Federation ahead of the attack.
"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.