France Mulls Military Action Against Syria For Gas Attacks

France Mulls Military Action Against Syria For Gas Attacks

He said the United States is trying to get an inspection team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the site of the alleged attack.

"France will shoulder its responsibility to end an intolerable threat to our collective security", said French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who called for an end to the "chemical weapons escalation in Syria".

"It is a very, very delicate circumstance, and we've got to make this judgment on a very careful, very deliberate, very well thought-through basis, knowing exactly ... how strong the evidence is", Brexit Secretary David Davis said ahead of Thursday's cabinet.

The President, however, did not specifically refer to the attack's timing in his Wednesday tweet, though he warned Russian Federation to "get ready".

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

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for the Saturday night chemical attack in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn raised the spectre of the war on Thursday as he insisted MPs should be recalled from their Easter break to have their say on Syria.

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

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Cabinet ministers have agreed on a "need to take action" against Syria, following a suspected chemical weapon attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

Her office said that May had talked with US President Donald Trump by telephone on Thursday evening to discuss Syria.

The U.S. officials told the American news outlet that the Assad regime is known to have used a mixture of chlorine and the nerve agent sarin in previous attacks.

Macron said Thursday that France has proof the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and said France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted".

"There has been no decision to take military action at this point".

Trump on Wednesday vowed to thwart Russia's missile defense system in Syria, warning that rockets "will be coming, nice and new and 'smart.'" In tweeting about a potential attack, Trump appeared to publicly telegraph military plans - something for which he heavily criticized former President Barack Obama back in 2013.

Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkinhad, warned they would shoot down United States rockets and "even the sources that launched the missiles" - suggesting they could hit American aircraft or warships. The Syrian government has denied the allegations.

Mattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an "inexcusable" use of chemical weapons, while noting that the global fact-finding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible. France is already involved in the US -led coalition created in 2014 to fight the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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