German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a refugee relief panel at an event honoring volunteers in Berlin. In a statement Friday Merkel said, "This attack by the United States of America is understandable, given the aspect of the war crimes, given the suffering of innocent people and given the logjam in the UN Security Council."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters in Tokyo. "The Japanese government supports the US government's resolve that it will never tolerate the spread and use of chemical weapons," he said.
Copies of the Japanese daily newspaper Nikkan Gendai at a railway station in Tokyo show pictures of President Trump.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks to the media in Antalya, Turkey. He welcomed Friday's US airstrike on Syria, according to a statement.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a news conference in Sydney. He said Australia "strongly supports the swift and just response of the US" to the recent chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province. He added that Australia was "not involved in the strike" but was informed by the US about the action shortly before it was carried out.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks at a news conference in Rome. The country's foreign minister, Angelino Alfano, said in a statement that the US military action in Syria was "proportionate and well-timed."
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech in Annonay, France, about the situation in Syria. United Nations action is required to address the conflict in Syria and to prevent the use of chemical weapons, he said, adding that he hopes negotiations might still lead to a peaceful transition.
Iranians shout anti-US slogans after a Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, following a US airstrike in Syria. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Iran "strongly condemns" President Trump's military strike against the Syrian government, according to Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA. Iran also "condemns any use of chemical weapons no matter who uses it or who the victims are," he said.
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka holds a news conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Sobotka expressed his support for President Trump's launch of missile strikes.