Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said President Barack Obama left his successor with little option but to ultimately withdraw.
Syria's Bashar al-Assad said President Donald Trump 'has no policies' of his own and he only follows U.S. plans to advance political and economic interests.
Saudi Arabia is a staunch backer of Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow Assad, while Russia has supported the Syrian president since the beginning of the war.
Gene Klein, whose father was killed in an Auschwitz gas chamber, said comparisons to Hitler are "very, very upsetting."
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson found himself in the same place as his predecessor, trying to prod Moscow on Syria. And to no avail.
Trump said the U.S. “could have gone bigger” in terms of its military response but “thought this would be the appropriate first shot.”
The U.S. Secretary of State faces a tough negotiation in his Moscow visit after accusations of Russian complicity in Syrian chemical attacks.
Syria's president may see the Tomahawk attack as a 'slap on the wrist' in the absence of a major strategic shift.
Secretary of State says Moscow failed to live up to a chemical weapons agreement.
Moscow had its S-400 missile system in range of the strike.
While Trump stopped short of calling on Assad to leave office, the comments were his strongest suggestion yet that the United States may be edging toward a stronger stance against Assad.
"American policy is based on creating chaos in different parts of the world and creating conflicts among states. This is not new," Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said.
Russia suggested President Donald Trump had no clear strategy in Syria after the U.S. leader said an apparent chemical attack changed his views on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the U.S. was no longer interested in pursuing regime change in Syria.