Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman

In contrast, Iran, an ally of Assad in the conflict, said it strongly condemned the missile strikes against the Shayrat air base.

US officials have blamed Russian Federation for the attack saying that it had a responsibility to enforce the 2013 deal that obliged Syria to give up its chemical weapons.

The statements by Assad's opponents and backers came as warplanes struck the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun where the chemical attack killed 87 people earlier this week. In the 1980s Iran was subjected to a chemical weapon attack by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

"In both word and action, President (Donald) Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated", a statement from Netanyahu's office said.

He had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip meant to start a fresh dialogue with Moscow.

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the US but to stability in the region.

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The protesters in the capital held banners and chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

The Deputy Crown Prince explained that this ambitious project comes within the framework of plans to support Vision 2030 by creating quality and distinctive investments within the Kingdom that serve the country and the citizens. The attack occurred in the Shuaib al-Zeker area, near where USA -backed Syrian fighters have been on the offensive against IS under the cover of coalition airstrikes.

The source praised this courageous decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond to the regime's crimes against its people in light of the failure of the worldwide community to stop the regime from brutalizing its people.

Trump has received widespread support for the military action, taken to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad's government after the US concluded he used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.

Prince Mohammad said that this city will become a prominent cultural landmark and an important centre for meeting the recreational, cultural and social needs of the future generations in the kingdom, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The Sunni rulers of Saudi Arabia are in a power struggle for regional dominance with Iran's Shiite government.

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