ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – United States President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters at the White House that Washington would decide on possible military action against the Syrian regime “fairly soon.”
Speaking to the media at the White House in Washington, Trump said his administration would make a decision about a possible strike against Syria following an alleged chemical attack in eastern Ghouta that killed dozens and injured hundreds over the weekend.
“Now, we have to make some further decisions, so they’ll be made fairly soon,” the US President said, adding he would attend a meeting later Thursday “to discuss possible options.”
“We’ll see what happens, folks. Too bad that the world puts us in a position like that,” Trump stated.
On Wednesday, the US leader tweeted a warning to Russia, a key supporter of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime, to “get ready” because American missiles “will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’”
He followed up that tweet on Thursday, rejecting the criticism he received, and suggesting he “never said when an attack on Syria would take place.”
“Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is out ‘Thank you America?’” Trump added.
The poison gas attack in eastern Ghouta on April 7, blamed on the Syrian regime, has sparked an aggressive response from the US, the United Kingdom, and France who are all opposed to Assad and Moscow’s support for him.