US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

And other members are keen to establish clarity over the U.S.'s position on Assad's regime, ahead of a visit to Russian Federation by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday.

Amid rising tensions between Moscow and Washington, Johnson said Saturday the situation in war-torn Syria had "fundamentally" changed following a chemical weapons attack on civilians and the USA airstrikes targeting a military airfield.

The senator applauded Trump after he launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airfield on Thursday nigh, after a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians carried out on the orders President Assad.

Turkey has long said Syria has no future under the Bashar al-Assad regime, while Russian Federation has come to the Syrian regime's aid.

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Syrian forces launched further airstrikes on Saturday that killed 18 people including five children in rebel-controlled Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have spoken on the phone and agreed that recent US airstrikes in Syria were unacceptable and violated global law, the Kremlin said Sunday.

USA military presence in northern Syria is "illegal" and their aim to control area makes them "occupation" forces, the statement added.

The statements come hours after Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that Washington could not see peace in Syria while Assad remained in power.

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He also said that the USA missile airstrikes were an effort to dispirit the Syrian people and Army and to embolden the terrorists.

Haley's comments came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told lawmakers he would look into stepping up sanctions on both countries, whose leadership supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who U.S. officials say is responsible for a chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. Right now, I think everyone in the world sees Russian Federation as part of the problem.

Neutral countries should investigate whether a chemical weapon was used, and if used, its source should be found, Rouhani said.

She also said it was time to press on with diplomatic efforts to achieve a political solution to end the war.

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Russian Federation and Iran have issued a warning to the United States as G7 foreign ministers prepared to meet in Italy to discuss Syria.

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