Trump lauds U.S. administration for handling IS in Syria

  • Trump lauds U.S. administration for handling IS in Syria

Trump lauds U.S. administration for handling IS in Syria

May is not obliged to win parliament's approval, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established since a 2003 vote on joining the US -led invasion of Iraq.

The president also appeared to chide an undefined national or worldwide audience in his tweet for not thanking the United States for its, "great job of ridding the region of ISIS".

Syria, Russia and Iran say reports of the attack were fabricated by militants groups and rescue workers and have accused the United States of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the government. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" he tweeted, without ruling out attacks. "In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS", Mr. Trump tweeted early Thursday. "Where is our 'Thank you America?'"

The UK Cabinet agreed Thursday "that the Assad regime has a track record of the use of chemical weapons and it is highly likely that the regime is responsible for Saturday's attack", according to the Downing Street statement.

French President Emmanuel Macron, a key ally in the US -led coalition in Syria, said Thursday, however, that the evidence was clear enough. "The situation in Syria is horrific, the use of chemical weapons is something the world has to prevent", Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday morning.

Trump is known for Tweeting his policy stances. "All of those options are still on the table", Sanders said.

Later, May's office said she had spoken with Trump by telephone, and that the two had agreed it was vital to challenge Assad's use of chemical weapons, and that they would continue to work closely together to do so.

Russia's military is present in Syria, where it is supporting the Assad government.

The BBC reported that May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action.

The Syrians have begun dispersing their aircraft to make them harder to hit, including sending some to airfields where Russian aircraft are based, betting that the USA will not strike there, CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin reported Thursday. "We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies".

The war plans of British leaders have been complicated in recent years by the memory of Britain's 2003 decision to invade Iraq after asserting - wrongly, as it later turned out - that President Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

Another US ally, Germany, said on Thursday they would not participate in military action in Syria.

Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday's turmoil in Douma came during the evacuation of the latest batch of civilians and rebels after pro-government supporters attempted to raise government flags over buildings and chanted in support of Assad.

Trump denied stating - or even though - that the US would strike that the Assad regimen over sensing is utilized chemical weapoins to strike its own people. "The Russians probably will not know where the submarines are or that they're there".

Any potential strike against Syria could be carried out by extensive US and United Kingdom military assets already in the region, including two US Navy destroyers armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. "So it will be hard for them (Russia)".

Winnefeld said the best way for a Russian officer to avoid being hit, is to stay away from Syrian military installations.

Nebenzia noted that the danger of escalation is very real because of the proximity of US and Russian forces in Syria.

Russian Federation on Thursday warned the avoid any steps that could destabilize the situation there.

British Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her senior ministers to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria after a suspected poison gas attack on civilians.

The attack was first reported by Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam on Saturday.