>> We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.>> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking in Italy Monday as he meets with US allies looking to build on praise for last weeks US missile strike in Syria.
Trump taking direct action against President Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of banned weapons, intervening where former President Obama famously never did. White House spokesman, Sean Spicer saying more may be on the way.>> The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again we hold open the possibility of future action.
>> But Spicer said the best way to provide relief to war-weary Syrians is to defeat Islamic State, much as Obama argued in his approach. White House Correspondent Jeff Mason says Trump's Syria policy remains a work in progress.>> There are some question marks. The emerging policy certainly differs in so far as the Trump administration wants to send a signal that military strikes are part of their arsenal in responding to things that happen in Syria.
The Obama administration really labored over how to deal with the war and the crisis there. I know that there were staff members who didn't feel that they had done enough. There were some who just didn't feel that there was a good answer. Whether this was the right answer or not, the Trump administration feels that this was a more definitive answer and that's the message they want to send.
>> Tillerson's visit later this week to Russia, Syria's prime backer in the six year civil war posing, an early test of Trump's ability to convert Thursday's airstrike into any momentum toward ending the conflict. The former oil executive with close ties to the Kremlin charged with avoiding a major confrontation with Moscow over the strike, while pushing Moscow to reign in Assad.