Israel responds over US missile strike on Syria

Israel responds over US missile strike on Syria

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded over the deadly air strikes on Syria.

Netanyahu coupled praise for U.S.-led strikes on Syrian targets on Saturday with a warning that Iran's presence there further endangers Syria.

U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes overnight in response to an alleged poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week. U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until Assad’s government stopped its use of chemical weapons.

"Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle," Netanyahu said in a written statement.