He said the missiles would be “new and ‘smart!'”
But Trump reportedly also followed up the warning with communications to Russia to help avoid U.S. missiles hitting Russian targets in Syria, despite the White House’s statement that the USA wasn’t afraid to hit them.
Western leaders, including the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom, are coordinating on how to respond to the attack.
“I would once again ask you, once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you are now developing for Syria”, he said. “It strains common sense to take an illegal military action with virtually no chance of success and with high risks of escalation because roughly 40 people were killed by chlorine in a civil war that has killed 500,000 people by bullets and bombs”.
He does, say, however, that the information the WHO has received comes from national and worldwide health partners with whom it has worked for years.
Mr. Trump referred to Mr. Assad on Twitter Wednesday morning as a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
The Pentagon has long criticised Russian Federation for using so-called “dumb bombs”, or weapons that lack precision guidance technology, while striking targets in Syria.
The U.N. agency says the reports indicate that more than 70 people sheltering in basements have died.
Mrs May spoke to President Trump over the phone on Tuesday afternoon to discuss their joint response to the attack. But Syria and Russian Federation have denied that charge.
For days, Trump has been warning Syria and its backers, Russian Federation and Iran, over the suspected gas attack.
Trump didn’t say whether he was referring to a US military strike. The U.S. president has spoken with the leaders of Britain and France about a possible answer.
Distressing images and video footage from the aftermath of the chemical attack on Saturday (April 7) show bodies foaming at the mouth, including those of children and babies.
“We’re maintaining that we have a number of options and all of those options are still on the table”, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Russian Federation vetoed a USA -proposed measure to create a commission to investigate the attack.
She warned that a United States missile strike could destroy evidence of the use of chemical weapons and thus hinder an objective investigation. The OPCW is based in The Hague. Russia downplayed the incident at the time, saying the dead Russians were private mercenaries not affiliated with the government.
The US is expected to launch a military strike by the end of the week.
President Trump has cancelled a planned trip to Latin America, which was to begin Friday.
So much for never telegraphing the administration’s military plans.
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