A senior-level Trump administration official addressed the chemical weapons attack in Idlib, saying that the US is open to military action in Syria and that it is not ruling out this option. Yesterday, US President Donald Trump stated that the airstrikes were an “affront to humanity.”

The chemical attack in Syria

The chemical attack in Syria Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

A senior-level US government official addressed today (Thursday) the possibility that the US will begin a military campaign in Syria following the Bashar al-Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons. The senior-level official answered reporters’ questions and when asked if military action is still on the table, he simply answered: “Yes.” He refused to elaborate, but his words are representative of Washington’s firm line in response to the chemical weapons attack.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia’s support of Assad “is not unconditional.” Peskov emphasized that Moscow is calling for a comprehensive investigation of the incident.

Yesterday, US President Donald Trump addressed the airstrike during his meeting with Jordanian King calling it an “affront to humanity.” When asked by American reporters’ what he plans to do regarding this matter, he responded: “You’ll see.”