The head of the Pentagon called the behavior of Syria and Russia unforgivable
The US President Donald trump said that the US response to the recent use in Syria of chemical weapons will be given “fast enough”.
“We’ll see what happens. We are very seriously looking at this situation,” trump said Thursday in the White house before meeting with his top advisers on Syria.
The US defence Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers on Thursday that while he has no definitive evidence that the recent attack would use chemical weapons, but Syria and Russia was “simply inexcusable”.
“If Russia will not allow the United Nations to deal with this, we can agree or we can to do something, – said Mattis. – However, looking at the chemical weapons Convention, I think, certainly in the interests of civilization and in the best interests of America to the Convention have been respected”.
However, he said, “We have not made the decision to begin military action in Syria.”
Earlier on Thursday, Donald trump has refused to give a timeframe of a strike on Syria in response to alleged chemical attack in the area under rebel control.
In a new tweet, the President wrote that “never talked about when it may be attacked”.
“This could happen very soon, maybe not soon,” – said trump.
A day earlier, the President said that Russia must prepare for a missile attack because missile “fly”.
“Russia promises that go astray… all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready, Russia, because they will arrive – a new, great and smart. No need to be a partner with the animal, killing by gas, which destroys his people and enjoys it,” wrote trump on Twitter.
Earlier in the day Russia’s Ambassador to Lebanon said that the Russian troops will shoot down rockets that fly into Syrian territory.
Meanwhile, the International inspectors of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) said that the mission of fact-finding is on the way to Syria and will begin work in the Duma on Saturday.
The President of France Emmanuel macron said on Thursday that France already has evidence that chemical weapons were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad. He said France will give its response in due course.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that it supported the principle of the inadmissibility of the use of chemical weapons, however, her country will not participate in any military action.