Macron said the strikes were legal and an act to implement global resolutions and enforce worldwide law and not to declare war on Syrian regime.
"We have proof that chemical weapons, at least chlorine, were used, and that they were used by the Bashar al-Assad regime", the French president said in an hour-long midday TV interview.
Macron said one of his aims in Syria was to "remove the regime's chemical attack capabilities", but added that he wanted to avoid "an escalation".
"We convinced him it was necessary to stay".
As for his allies, Macron suggested France had helped change Trump's mind on the need to stay involved in the conflict.
A team from the world's chemical arms watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), was expected to arrive in Syria on Thursday and Friday begin a fact-finding mission in Douma.
Macron invited Trump to assist to Bastille day celebrations a year ago and will travel to Washington on a state visit later this month.
The remarks by Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, followed claims by French President Emmanuel Macron of "proof" that Syria used chemical weapons in the attack and a declaration that France will respond at a "time of our choosing".
Macron's comments were widely interpreted as moving France closer to joining the United States in a possible military strike despite critics' worries about a reprise of France's participation in a 2011 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervention in Libya, which helped bring down ruler Moammar Gadhafi but threw Libya into deeper chaos. The NATO alliance gave its full backing; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels that the attack was about ensuring that chemical weapons can not be used with impunity. "They have not used chlorine themselves, but they have methodically contributed to the global community's powerlessness to prevent the use of chemical weapons by diplomatic means", he said.
The tweet further incensed Russian Federation who had already warned United States missiles would be shot down and "launch sites" - believed to be the two American warships on patrol in the Mediterranean - would be blown up.
During his interview, Macron said Putin was an "accomplice" to Syria's alleged use of chemicals weapons.
The strike has been furious condemned by Syrian ally Russian Federation, who attempted to bring a motion in the United Nations Security Council on Saturday to denounce the "aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the USA and its allies".
Asked to comment on possible USA strikes, Peskov said "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria".
The Kremlin on Thursday warned the USA and its allies, who are weighing military strikes on Syria, to avoid any steps that could destabilize the situation there. In fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were planned.
Ri's increased public profile comes as her husband seeks to improve his own image and the country's standing internationally. In late March, Kim made a rare visit to Beijing and met Xi, Kim's first known journey overseas since he took power in 2011.
Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to escape a brutal military campaign that began last August. There is no way to call it repatriation ... under no criteria it's repatriation ... its nothing but a hoax".
Cameroon's remaining two weightlifters, along with the country's basketball team, were already heading home, the team added. The three weightlifters and two boxers were last seen at different times on Monday and Tuesday, he said.
It follows an internal investigation into an allegation of personal misconduct against Sorrell, which WPP said has concluded. He previously worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, and was knighted in the Queen's New Year honours list in 2000.
Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Shortly after the Kings goal, the Knights went back to work on the offensive end.
Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen , who was pulled after allowing three goals on five shots Saturday, appears shell-shocked. Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock had a brief answer when asked Sunday what needed to be done against the Bruins' top line.
The guidelines recommend women over 21 drink no more than one drink per day, but this rises to two drinks for men. It concluded that alcohol consumption limits should be lower than most official guidelines around the world.
In a comforting tweet , the Dark Souls team affirmed that "this time will ultimately be used to improve your journey to Lordran". Bandai Namco says that the game will allow up to six players to join online to help, or hurt, each other throughout their quest.
He started from the pole position and led a race best 202 laps in last year's Spring race at Bristol but finished sixth. Some other drivers that could contend for the win include Kyle Busch's teammates Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin .
The judge instructed jurors that Cosby is not on trial for the conduct alleged by Thomas, Lasha or any other accuser . She said that's where she started to get cramps, and that's when Cosby produced a little blue pill.
School District to search for new superintendent
Meggen Sande said she contacted board member Eric Burin to discuss a matter regarding Nybladh, but he didn't reply, she said. Dachtler and Meggen Sande said it is important to learn from this situation and improve communication with the public.
Tesla pauses Model 3 production for several days
Finally, Private Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Tesla during the 4th quarter valued at $318,000. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 150,208 shares in the company, valued at $45,062,400.
Sixers Lose To Heat As Joel Embiid Expresses Frustration
Don't expect them to let up, especially going back to their home court for the next two games on Thursday and Saturday. He's the 76ers' career leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played. "He was class.
Wizards learn they can't focus on Raptors' star guards
Brooks tried to silence the run by calling a timeout, but by this time , the Raptors' second unit had wrested control of the game. We have to be able to close out on point, close out on the catch, know who has the ball and which way to close out on them".
Walmart Boy Hits Coachella
The little kid created such a viral buzz that people from all over the world are now yodeling at their local stores just like him. Its been about a month since Mason Ramsey , aka " yodeling boy ", blew up off of a video of him in Wal-Mart that went viral.
Trump, Erdogan Hold Phone Call, Speak about Syria
On March 18, Turkish-backed troops liberated Afrin town center, which had been a major hideout for the YPG/PKK since 2012. In his remarks in Ankara , Erdoğan criticized both the US and Russian Federation for their sstance in Syria .
Russian court orders 'immediate' ban of Telegram
The Telegram app is exceptionally popular in Russian Federation , used not only by everyday people but also government agencies. The company said the way the service was built meant it has no access to customers' encryption keys.
Chris Johnson's Forecast | An active weather weekend ahead
WIND ADVISORY for Saturday as winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour along lakefront. Temperatures will struggle to recover much from that plummet on Sunday as highs for most will likely be mired in the 40s.