United States wants UN vote on Tuesday on Syria gas attack inquiry

Trump planned two meetings with senior national security aides Monday on Syria, in addition to a previously scheduled late-afternoon White House conference with leaders of us military commands around the world.

Vassily Nebenzia said USA attacks on Syria "could lead to grave repercussions" during heated exchanges at the UN Security Council.

The president said Monday "nothing is off the table" in response to Syria, including military action.

Now the world waits to see just how this tough talk may translate into action.

"And we stand ready to adopt it today if necessary", Nebenzia said, referring to the Russia-sponsored UNSC resolution to establish an independent investigative mechanism under the auspices of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the response to the events in Syria.

If it sounded like Haley s mind was made up, she was only echoing the signals from Trump s White House.

US President Donald Trump pledged later on Monday that the incident would "be met forcefully", adding that the US had a lot of military options and a decision on a response would be taken "tonight" or "shortly".

British Prime Minister Theresa May also condemned the attack, calling it "barbaric" and insisting the United Kingdom was "working urgently with our allies to assess what has happened and we are also working with our allies on what action might be necessary".

This time past year, Trump found himself in a similar position when he authorized a missile strike on the Shayrat Airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. Last week, the president told his military advisors he wants to pull the USA out of Syria within the next six months.

United States wants UN vote on Tuesday on Syria gas attack inquiry
United States wants UN vote on Tuesday on Syria gas attack inquiry

On Sunday, Trump, criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin by name on Twitter as he castigated Russia and Iran for backing "Animal Assad".

Defence analysts say a number of Russian troops are also based there, and jets fly regular sorties from T-4.

Earlier, Trump was asked whether Putin bore some of the responsibility for the latest attack. Everybody is going to pay a price, he will everybody will. "He will. Everybody will", he warned. Sullivan and Johnson agreed that based on reports in the media and from the ground, "this attack bore hallmarks of previous chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime", the British foreign office said.

The French envoy took the debate to another level later during the session.

Meanwhile, at 14 people reportedly died in a missile strike on a Syrian air base overnight, including three Iranians.

Access to the area, which has faced weeks of regime bombardment, is limited and there has been no way to independently verify the accounts. His statement comes nearly exactly a year after he fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians.

Syrian regime forces have carried out an offensive against Ghouta since February 18 that has killed more than 1,700 civilians and cornered rebels in their last holdout of Douma.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin cautioned that the USA can't depart from Syria because it would "yield that to Iran and Russian Federation".

Hundreds more people began to leave Douma on Tuesday and the pro-government Watan newspaper said about 40,000 militants and their families were due to leave in all, as the United Nations refugee agency voiced alarm at "spiralling new displacement".

Sixty-seven buses carrying hundreds of fighters, along with family members and other civilians who did not wish to come back under Assad's rule, reached opposition areas near Aleppo on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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