United states

“There’s no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons … the Syrian regime.”

Vice President Joe Biden

France

“France is ready to punish those who took the heinous decision to gas innocents.”

President Francois Hollande

Britain

“Any response would have to be legal, proportionate and deter future use of chemical weapons.”

Prime Minister David Cameron

Syria

“We have the means to defend ourselves, and we will surprise people with them.’’

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem