Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened that Washington is set to respond to possible retaliatory moves against its missile attacks on Syria, by Damascus or its allies, specifically Russian Federation and Iran.

The issue boiled over on Friday, when Mr Pence and his senior staff were on an eight-hour flight to Peru to attend the Summit of the Americas.

"To send American Astronauts back to the moon, where we will establish the capacity with global and Commercial partners to send Americans to mars", said Vice President Pence. And he warned Syrian ally Russian Federation that it is "on the wrong side of history".

The joint operation was in response to a suspected chemical attack in the city of Douma last week.

The US and its allies France and Britain launched air strikes, targeting sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

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With reporters' cameras and tape recorders rolling, Trudeau told Pence that the airstrikes were "unfortunate, but necessary" to stop the Syrian government from launching further chemical-weapons attacks against civilians.

Vice President Pence also addressed the recent airstrikes on Syria, thanking the American companies in the audience for creating missile technology.

The vice president also said that the topic of funding for U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico did not come up in Pence's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

"And we are hopeful that we can conclude a successful renegotiation of NAFTA that will result in greater prosperity and more fair and reciprocal trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico".

  • Megan Austin