Which country supports Syria

The United Kingdom's government released a statement shortly after the attack stating that it fully supports the airstrike and sees it as "an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime.”                                 

Germany and France also declared their support in a joint statement by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President François Hollande. 

Turkey hailed the attack in a statement made by a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said that "the destruction of Sharyat airbase marks an important step to ensure that chemical and conventional attacks against the civilian population do not go unpunished.”     

Similarly, Saudi Arabia’s government stated that it "fully supports" the missile strikes and called the move a "courageous decision" by President Trump.

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull reiterated his country's support. "This was a calibrated, proportionate and targeted response. It sends a strong message to the Assad regime, and ... has been struck at the very airfield from which the chemical attack was delivered," he said. 

The UAE's foreign affairs minister also released a statement in support of the attack, saying that a response to the Syrian government's "blatant violation of international and humanitarian conventions" is needed.

As for Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country "supports the U.S. government's determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons."


Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad Momani said Jordan considers the strike "a necessary and appropriate response to the nonstop targeting of innocent civilians."

Italy’s foreign minister, Angelino Alfano stated that “Italy understands the reasons for the U.S. military action.” However opposition parties in the country condemned the strikes.

Poland hailed the attack as well. A spokesman for the Polish government said that the "United States was a guarantor of world peace and that there were times when you needed to react."

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement in support of the airstrikes, saying that “President Trump sent a strong and clear message" with his decision to take military action against the Syrian government.