The White House announced that Syria is preparing for another deadly chemical weapons attack against it’s own citizens, even young children, according to a Press Release by WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
In the statement, President Trump sent a stern warning to the Assad regime, saying “If Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.”
Here’s what Sean Spicer tweeted late on Monday night:
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) June 27, 2017
Here’s the image in case you couldn’t see the tweet above:
More from the Fox News:
The Trump administration said late Monday that it had discovered evidence that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad could be planning another chemical weapons attack.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that “The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”
Spicer added that the activities resembled preparations for an April chemical weapons attack that was blamed on Damascus.
“As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” Spicer concluded. “If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.”
The White House did not detail what prompted the warning. Several State Department officials typically involved in coordinating such announcements told the Associated Press they were caught completely off guard by the warning, which didn’t appear to be discussed in advance with other national security agencies.
Nikki Haley weighed in:
Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 27, 2017
Senator Lankford also chimed in to applaud President Trump’s decisive action:
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) June 27, 2017
We will monitor this situation as it continues to unfold.
Do you think Assad will really take this risk again?