Trump, Macron agree to respond together if Assad launches 2nd chemical attack

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke over the phone about the situation in Syria on Tuesday. The two agreed that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in another attack, they will respond together.
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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with his French counterpart on Tuesday about the possibility of the Syrian government launching another chemical attack. The two leaders agreed to work together in order to find a mutual solution if such an attack occurs. French President Emmanuel Macron said in the past that his country should attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime if it uses chemical weapons again.

During the conversation, Macron invited Trump to the Bastille Day celebrations on July 14 in Paris. This year, the celebrations will also mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering the First World War.

As JOL reported earlier, the White House announced that Assad may be preparing for another chemical attack. The White House said in an official statement that Assad will “pay a heavy price” if such an attack is carried out.

The White House explained that it appears that Assad’s military is making preparations similar to those conducted prior to the chemical attack it carried out in April. In the April attack, dozens of Syrians, including children, were killed.

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