The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that a final decision on military strikes had not been taken.
But she said the US holds Russia and Syria responsible for the incident.
The US National Security Council is to meet on Thursday, while UK PM Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting.
What they all said that if they find a proof that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend they will form a coalition and attack Syria.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron says he has “proof” that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend.
He said he would decide “in due course” whether to respond with air strikes.
Western states are thought to be preparing for missile strikes in response to the alleged attack.
SOT, Emmanuel Macron, French President (French): “We have the proof that last week, almost 10 days ago now, chemical weapons were used, at least chlorine, and they were used by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.”
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SOT, Emmanuel Macron, French President (French): “I had him on the phone several times since I was elected, and received as you know President Putin. We have seen each other several times, we talk to each other regularly, the world is chaotic, there are unacceptable situations and this is why we are doing this today and what we will be doing in Syria is to stay on top of our priorities and to ensure the maximum stability of this region. And so under no circumstances, under any circumstances, will France allow an escalation to take place or anything that could damage the stability of the region, but we cannot today let regimes believe they can act with impunity, especially the worst one, that contravenes international law.”*MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
In Russia, Syria’s main military ally, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged against “any steps which could lead to an escalation of tensions”.
US President Donald Trump, who said on Wednesday that missiles were “coming”, has now tweeted that he “never said when”.
President Macron said two months ago that France will strike’ if proof found chemical weapons used in Syria.
But it seems that the Russians have prepared for something more!
At least from what we can hear from a presenter on state-run broadcaster Vesti 24 who told the viewers to collect ‘fewer sweets and more water’ in a public broadcast. He conducted while standing in front of a mushroom cloud synonymous with a nuclear bomb.
Do you think that new war is on the horizon?
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