>> It may have been mission accomplished for Donald Trump. But for Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, his partners in the air strikes on Syria at the weekend, there's still questions to be answered back home. The British Prime Minister faced scrutiny from lawmakers on Monday, some of whom are angry that she didn't seek parliamentary approval before ordering military action.
>> The Prime Minister is accountable to this Parliament, not to the whims of the US President.>>
]>> In France, the conservatives, the far left, and far right, have all criticized the strikes.
>> So we have not done this because President Trump asked us to do so. We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do, and we are not alone.>>
The French constitution bars presidents from going before parliament. So it was Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, not President Macron, facing questions. He told French lawmakers the strikes had been targeted to avoid both harming civilians and escalating the conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of global chaos if the West hits Syria again.
The Kremlin statement said the strikes violated the UN Charter.