Syrian Foreign Ministry Accuses US of Sponsoring Terrorism

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Trump pledges swift US response to Syria chemical attack

16 Abril, 2018

Pence's deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, said in a statement that Pence is "honored" to attend the summit, adding that last year he "traveled to the region to meet with the Presidents of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Panama to increase the pressure against the Maduro regime and negotiate better trade deals that benefit American workers".

He said it was not necessary for the U.S. Congress to give Trump a new authorization to use military force because the existing one "gives him the authority he needs to do what he may or may not do".

Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russian-U.S. military hotline to avoid escalation in the event of a U.S. strike, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active".

WHO has delivered medicine capable of treating certain types of chemical agents to clinics through a series of humanitarian convoys deployed across the country in recent years.

News of the chemical attack, which killed dozens in Douma, has sparked international outrage.

The Syrian MP pointed out that all chemical arms factories which had recently been exposed in Syria belonged to terrorists.

The Syrian conflict has increasingly widened the rifts between Moscow, Washington and European powers and inflamed the bitter rivalries that run across West Asia.

Russia is disputing the claim that Assad's government was behind the attack; Trump has said evidence indicates otherwise.

President Donald Trump just tweeted a warning that an attack on Syria is imminent - breaking his own policy of not signaling upcoming military moves.

President Trump has promised a forceful U.S. response to Saturday's incident in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

Mrs May is expected to ask her cabinet to approve some level of British participation in military action, led by France and the US, aimed at Syrian President Bashar al Assad's chemical weapons infrastructure. He spoke during a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to the supreme leader of ally Iran.

The United States is circulating a draft resolution in the Security Council, calling on Syria to facilitate access so the OPCW team can visit the sites to collect soil samples and interview witnesses, according to a copy viewed by The Washington Post. The White House said it was continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies on how to respond.

President Trump warned the Kremlin on Wednesday not to retaliate against any U.S. strike on Syria in the aftermath of a deadly chemical weapons attack orchestrated by the Assad regime. Later he attempted to clarify his threat, saying that he had never specified when the US would conduct an attack on Syria.

Trump's warlike tweets 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 declare that any US missiles would be shot down "as well as the sources they were fired from".

Illustrative photo of a US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flying over northern Iraq on September 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Such an attack would be akin to declaring all-out war, and that could be what follows.

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