US President Donald Trump has cast doubt over the timing of his threatened strike on Syria in response to a reported chemical weapons attack on civilians, saying it "could be very soon or not so soon at all". British officials said up to 75 people were killed.
The White House and National Security Council did not immediately respond to Anadolu Agency's requests for comment on the report.
Sanders adds that USA officials are "continuing to assess intelligence" and are "engaged in conversations with our partners and allies". In Thursday's tweet, Trump also suggested he did not get enough credit for USA gains against ISIS in the region, asking, "Where is our 'Thank you America?'" The White House also confirmed that Trump had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron.
"So striking at Syria is not a good solution, but doing nothing after the use of chemical weapons is even worse", he said.
"Trump did not detail what a strike on Syria would look like, or whether these would be USA missiles". "It is to drive this to a United Nations -brokered peace but, at the same time, keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it", referring to the Islamic State extremist group.
Speaking to congress at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Mattis said he believed a chemical attack had taken place and blamed Russian Federation for being complicit in Syrian government's possession of chemical weapons. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"
Later Thursday he was noncommittal.
"The position is a very risky one because of Russian involvement, also because we have an erratic president of the United States".
"Our president has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria", Ms. Haley told the council. A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S.in the lead, could send a message of global unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons. The Cabinet agreed on the need to "take action" to deter further chemical weapons use by Assad, but added that May would continue to consult with allies to coordinate an global response.
According to media reports, a Russian official said that Russia is ready to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria by the United States, while the US side threatened military options at any time.
The samples suggested the presence of both chlorine gas and an unnamed nerve agent, two officials said.
Russian Federation is a major backer of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war, and strongly opposes the US claim that Syrian government forces attacked a rebel-held town near Damascus on Saturday with chemical weapons.
SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford told the BBC: "There is no mandate for the Government to take this action". "We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon", he said.
Geopolitics specialist Dominique Moisi, a senior adviser at the Montaigne Institute?think tank in Paris, said "we have said that we were not allowing the use of chemical weapons, that this was a red line ..."
Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russia-U.S. military hotline to avoid casualties in a case of a U.S. blow, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active". "We are not seeking escalation". "Not to react is to prove to the rest of the world that what we say does not matter".
Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime and that it could trigger a direct U.S-Russian military clash. Russia's ambassador to Lebanon said any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted - a stark warning of a potential major confrontation.
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