Pres. Trump and VP Pence
Pres. Trump and VP Pence Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the US, Britain, and France for the "perfectly executed" strikes on Syria, thanking his allies for their wisdom and aid.

"A perfectly executed strike last night," Trump tweeted. "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!"

He also praised the US military, tweeting, "So proud of our great Military which will soon be, after the spending of billions of fully approved dollars, the finest that our Country has ever had. There won’t be anything, or anyone, even close!"

Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence emphasized that the strikes were morally correct, and reiterated US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's statement that the US was prepared to continue the efforts.

Striking Syria was "the morally right act to take," Pence said, adding that the US "couldn't be more proud of our American forces and our allies, who conducted this attack with such professionalism and brought about an extraordinary success."

The US and its allies "are prepared to continue this effort until we are assured that chemical weapons will never be used again against innocent civilians in Syria," he emphasized.

Pence also said that the strikes "significantly degraded" Syria's program and its "ability to produce chemical weapons."