Trump did not rule out a “military response” to the chemical attack in Syria


Donald trump said that considering the use of military force in response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib, reports CNN, citing a source.

According to the source, while a firm decision on the matter there: the possibility of such action trump discusses with Secretary of defense James Mattis. Trump and the Pentagon continue consultations, said the source channel.

The CBS said that in the near future Mattis will invite Trump to strike with cruise missiles on Syria from the U.S. Navy warships deployed in the region.

Trump called a chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun, where, according to the latest figures, killed 72 people and over five hundred injured, “disgusting act,” which dramatically changes the opinion of the President of the country Bashar Assad.”Yesterday’s chemical attack which was directed against innocent people, including women and children, were so terrible, that we consider an insult to humanity,” said the us leader, speaking on 5 April in Jordan.

The US President also said that America is calling on its allies around the world to condemn “this horrible attack.”

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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson also commented on the events in Khan Sheyhun, noting that after the incident “the Russians should carefully consider whether they intend to continue to support the Assad regime,” wrote Reuters. Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, based in London, spreading the message about the incident, accused him loyal to Syria’s troops, and aiding — the Russian space forces.

The Russian side said in response that the purpose of Syrian air strike in Idlib province in the city of Khan shaykhun was a large warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, as well as the accumulation of military equipment, reported by the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov. According to him, on the territory of the attacked stock “were workshops for the production of bombs, stuffed with poisonous substances.” “With the largest Arsenal of ammunition with chemical weapons delivered by fighters on the territory of Iraq,” he explained, noting that “their use by terrorists has been repeatedly proved both by international organizations and official authorities of this country.”

Earlier today, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the differences between the US and Russia on the Syrian issue, calling it a “constant companion” of relations between the two countries. According to him, disagreements over Syria unlikely “radically” worsen relations. “It [the chemical attack] is a dangerous and heinous crime. Hang tags, from our point of view, it would be wrong,” concluded Sands.

In the city of Khan shaykhun on April 4 there was a chemical attack, which resulted in numerous casualties. The specialists of the Turkish Ministry of health, which revealed the bodies of several dead in the attack, reported that people were killed by nerve chemical warfare agent sarin.
 

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