Global community needs to respond after Syria attack, agrees May

A man is washed following alleged chemical weapons attack in what is said to be Douma

A man is washed following alleged chemical weapons attack in what is said to be Douma

"We have no other option". Now, if we see a military response aimed at brushing Russian Federation back in Syria, it will be framed not as proof that Trump isn't Russia's puppet after all, but merely as a cynical attempt to distract the nation.

Meanwhile, inspectors from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog prepare to head into the country.

Trump's new national security adviser, John Bolton, advocated that Trump stay in Washington in the aftermath of the attack, said one of the officials.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said a team would deploy to Syria "shortly".

"We don't really want to defeat Assad militarily", said Michael O'Hanlon, an analyst at the Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy think tank in Washington. The larger question is whether his use of chemical weapons disqualifies him definitively for an end of the war that leaves him in power?

The United Nations Security Council rejected a counter resolution drafted by Russian Federation on investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The United States is proposing to establish the new panel for one year to work with the OPCW to identify perpetrators, reviving the work of a previous panel that ended in November when Russian Federation vetoed the renewal of its mandate.

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.

Will there be a military strike?

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump would regret withdrawing from nuclear deal
He also said that a strike on a Syrian airbase, that Damascus and Moscow have blamed on Israel, was a "very unsafe development". After the American denial, news outlets affiliated with the Syrian government reported that Israel was behind the attack.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced from Paris his "readiness to work with allies on any military response in Syria if needed". His Defence Secretary, James Mattis, has also cancelled travel plans this week.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and Russian Federation, its main ally, said there was no evidence that a gas attack had taken place and the claim was bogus.

Trump yesterday condemned the "heinous attack" in Syria and said later at a Cabinet meeting that he would "forcefully" respond. A Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, got underway in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday after completing a port call in Cyprus.

Shamanov was reacting to a statement by Donald Trump when he met with senior military and security officials on Monday.

Theresa May spoke to President Trump and President Macron of France today as she decides whether to agree to British military action against President Assad's regime in Syria. He added that the use of nuclear weapons is "unlikely".

The US and France have not released evidence to support their assessments of the alleged attack. Access to the area remains very limited.

During a stormy council meeting on Monday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley called for action to address chemical weapons use in Syria and warned that the United States was ready to respond, with or without the United Nations.

Russian Federation has warned at the UN Security Council that United States military action could have "grave repercussions".

Western countries have blamed the incident on the Syrian government. While activist and medical organizations such as the White Helmets and the Syrian American Medical Society have reported more than 40 deaths and hundreds of injuries linked to the attack, there has been no independent verification.

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