Trump condemns 'atrocious' chemical weapons attack in Syria

Trump condemns 'atrocious' chemical weapons attack in Syria

Locating them alongside Russian military hardware might make Washington reluctant to hit them.

U.S. President Donald Trump has overtly uttered his country's willingness to strike Syria, garnering support and the participation of other Western countries in the planned strike.

Since Trump tweeted about striking Syria, Syrian forces have moved around assets to shield them from United States missiles, possibly blunting the potential effect of the strike.

Trump's warlike tweet apparently came in response to a warning from Russia's ambassador to Beirut, who took to a television network run by the armed group Hezbollah to warn that any United States missiles would be shot down "as well as the sources they were fired from".

Saturday's suspected poison gas attack took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce.

Russian Federation on Thursday warned the avoid any steps that could destabilize the situation there.

"The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons", Trump said.

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Donald Trump says missiles "are coming".

Macron did not say what the evidence is; however, he stressed France is in daily contact with the Trump administration and that they will respond "at a time of our choosing, when we judge it to be the most useful and the most effective".

May said earlier on Wednesday that the government was still assessing who was responsible for the attack on Douma.

However, Ruppersberger said, any military strike can't risk taking out Russian personnel, lest the worldwide conflict between the US and Russia escalate.

The President has been pushing his counterparts to respond with more force than a year ago, according to CNN, which reported that no decision had been made when Trump fired off his Wednesday tweet.

Russian Federation yesterday said it has proof that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta was staged on orders from London. U.S. officials have been consulting with France, Britain and other allies on a possible joint military operation, but the timing remained in doubt Wednesday.

FILE - A child is treated in a hospital in Douma, eastern Ghouta in Syria, after what a Syria medical relief group claims was a suspected chemical attack April 7, 2018. But asked whether they would support the enforcement of a "no-fly zone" over Syria, an overwhelming 60 per cent said they would back the move.

Macron told Putin he wanted to "intensify" talks in order to "bring peace and stability to Syria", the French President's office said in a statement.

Trump also has blamed supporters of Assad in Iran and Russian Federation for the attack.