Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: 'No change' to US military position on Syria after strike

Mr. Tillerson spoke to ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children," Trump said. "It was a slow and brutal death for so many -- even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack."

Tillerson echoed the president's comments, telling Stephanopoulos, "I think the president was very clear in his message to the American people, that this strike was related solely to the most recent, horrific use of chemical weapons against women, children, and as the president said, even small babies. So the strike was a message to Bashar al-Assad that your multiple violations of your agreements at the UN, your agreements under the chemical weapons charter back in 2013 that those would not go without a response in the future.”

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