Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Decision on US Syria Response to Be 'Made Fairly Soon'

Decision on US Syria Response to Be 'Made Fairly Soon'

Later in the day, after Trump had met with his national security team, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, "we are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies".

Both Syria and Russian Federation have said reports of the attack were fabricated by rebels and rescue workers in the town and have accused the us of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the government.

The war has killed about 500,000 people and displaced millions.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned the Western states against any military action on his homeland. "The President has a number of options at his disposal and all of those options remain on the table". "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"

She added that she was surprised Mr Trump tweeted that Russian Federation should "get ready" because missiles "will be coming, new and new and "smart".

He also called the Syrian leader a "gas killing animal".

Relatives of Syrians they believe were kidnapped by Jaish al Islam fighters wait on the Syrian government-held side of the Wafideen checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus
Decision on US Syria Response to Be 'Made Fairly Soon'

Conservative former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith tweeted: "We need a clear response to the Syrian chemical outrage".

Earlier this year, the Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller's firing last June but "ultimately backed down" after White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II threatened to resign in protest.

"We call upon. members of the worldwide community to seriously consider the possible consequences of such accusations, threats and especially action (against Syria)", she added.

The Navy has destroyers in the Mediterranean capable of firing Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles, which have a range of 1,000 miles.

British Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to convene a special cabinet meeting to weigh whether Britain should join the United States and France in a possible military action.

French President Emmanuel Macron says his nation, the United States and Britain have launched a military operation against the Syrian government's "clandestine chemical arsenal". He announced during an event in OH that USA troops would soon return from the country, where they are helping to battle Islamic State.

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Syria has moved military aircraft to the Russian base near Latakia, and is working to protect important weapons systems. May is also expected to speak directly to Trump at some point about the next steps to take against Syria.

He says there is "no doubt" that the Syrian government is responsible.

Opposition activists, rescue workers and medics say dozens of people died in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday. But given Trump's pledge to withdraw from Syria, it's unlikely that Assad's latest use of chemical weapons will be his last.

"If Russian or Iranian troops are harmed by the USA attacks, that would broaden the scope of the conflict - perhaps sparking retaliation against the U.S.in other countries, " he said.

The strikes that hit early Saturday in Syria came hours before inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were set to arrive to inspect the site of the apparent attack. It was the base where helicopters were said to take off in the alleged chemical attack.

"Why do we keep broadcasting when we are going to attack Syria", he wrote then.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday softened his rhetoric about potential airstrikes on Syria, a day after warning Russian Federation that missiles "will be coming, nice and new and 'smart'".

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova hit Trump in a Facebook post: "Smart missiles should fly toward terrorists, not the legal government that has been fighting global terrorism for several years on its territory".

Addressing new ambassadors in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said he hoped common sense would prevail and that the situation would stabilise.

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