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Trump talks with allies as he weighs Syria strike decision

16 April 2018, 02:09 | Myrtle Vega

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Citing US estimates that Assad has used chemical weapons "at least 50 times" in the seven-year war, Haley said: "All nations and all people will be harmed if we allow Assad to normalize the use of chemical weapons". She told her senior ministers on Thursday the Douma events showed a "deeply concerning" erosion of worldwide legal norms barring the use of chemical weapons.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis echoed the President when he told lawmakers Thursday, "We have not yet made any decision to launch military attacks into Syria".

A French frigate, UK Royal Navy submarines laden with cruise missiles and the USS Donald Cook, an American destroyer equipped with Tomahawk land attack missiles have all moved into range of Syria's sun-bleached coast.

Sanders adds that USA officials are "continuing to assess intelligence" and are "engaged in conversations with our partners and allies".

"With every victory achieved on the field, the voices of some Western states are raised and actions are intensified in an attempt by them to change the course of events. these voices and any possible action will contribute nothing but an increase in instability in the region, threatening global peace and security", Mr al Assad said according to Syrian state television.

He said: "Parliament must be consulted on this".

Britain's government weighed the possibility of military action against Syria on Thursday, agreeing the "need to take action" despite polls showing the public remains wary of military intervention.

Trump is considering his military options in Syria after Saturday's alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held town of Douma.

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The President will meet with his national security team at the White House on Thursday for further discussions on the USA response.

Addressing the Security Council, Haley laid out Washington's case for resorting to force, challenging Russia's claim that military action would be in violation of worldwide law.

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'".

The United States, Britain and France made the case at the United Nations on Friday for military action against Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's repeated use of chemical weapons posed a threat to the world.

"The Syrian government denies responsibility".

"You are a minority Government, and you need to seek the consent of Parliament before you commit the United Kingdom to any action".

In the call, the two leaders had agreed that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "had established a pattern of risky behaviour in relation to the use of chemical weapons", Downing Street said.

France already has some 1,100 troops involved in its Operation Chammal, created in 2014 to fight Islamic State extremists in Iraq and extended in 2015 to Syria, as part of the US -led coalition.



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