Trump Promises Decision on Military Action Against Syria in Next Two Days

Trump Promises Decision on Military Action Against Syria in Next Two Days

President Donald Trump plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to an upcoming summit in South America the president has made a decision to skip.

There is a difference between stating overall policy objectives - for example, the United States will not stand by if chemical weapons are used in violation of global norms - and telling the enemy where and when an attack will come.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, who had kept from lashing out at Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine and many other issues, attacked Putin several times in a move many U.S. experts saw as "groundbreaking".

British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that the world needed to respond to reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Downing Street said.

The head of the Duma defense committee and former commander of Russian airborne troops has said Moscow would take all measures, including military ones, in response to a possible USA strike on government forces in Syria. "Very tough", he said. "Everybody is going to pay a price". "He will, everybody will". "At the very least it could cause some serious confusion" for the drone operator on the ground if the drone reports an incorrect position or is lost, he said. But, to me, there's not much of a doubt.

On Monday, Trump indicated that the administration would be making "some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours".

At the same time Russia's special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev reportedly visited Tehran in secret for discussions with the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

At a meeting on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington would respond to the suspected attack whether the Security Council acted or not.

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Any U.S. strike is likely to involve naval assets, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defense systems. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an announcement, said the USA asked for a midafternoon vote.

The line-up among the worldwide parties involved in the Syrian conflict - France, Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States, as well as the Kurds - also bears on what happens next in Syria.

Chemical weapons attacks have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's conflict, with the United Nations blaming four attacks on the Syrian government and a fifth on the Islamic State group.

The OPCW has an ongoing mandate to investigate suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

The request is expected to be honored, since both Syria and Russian Federation said Monday they would welcome a visit and ensure OPCW chemical weapons experts have access to the sites around Douma where chemical weapons were allegedly unleashed on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump says he will deliver a forceful response to the alleged chemical attack in which medical sources claim dozens were killed by barrel bombs containing a lethal substance. They include sea-launched cruise missiles aboard ships within range of Syria.

Iran is one of Assad's strongest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces.