Mattis: US doesn’t rule out airstrikes against Syria over alleged toxic atack

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Monday declined to rule out military airstrikes against Syria in response to its government’s alleged use of toxic gas against civilians in Douma. US administration sources said a first analysis suggests that nerve agent was used in the Syrian attack “but more evidence was needed.” Ahead of a meeting at the Pentagon with the emir of Qatar, Mattis said the first thing the administration is considering is why chemical weapons were used at all. The US would be consulting on this with allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. The defense chief  noted that Russia was a guarantor of a deal with the Obama administration for the removal of all of Syria’s chemical weapons. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier called the allegation a “provocation” and asserted that Russian experts had failed to discover any evidence of chemical weapons.

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5 thoughts on “Mattis: US doesn’t rule out airstrikes against Syria over alleged toxic atack

  • Apr 9, 2018 @ 18:25 at 18:25
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    Russia can not be a guarantor of anything is an unreliable country governed by a former kgb dictator. He takes care of his disastrous economy that with the little money he has, he should stop making wars that if they become serious he can not allow himself.

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    • Apr 10, 2018 @ 9:48 at 9:48
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      Dizastrous? How do you figure that? When he took over, Russia was in shambles, the West was making fun of them. Well, sure as hell no one is making fun of them now. Sure they are poking the bear, but on of these days the bear will strike back…

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  • Apr 9, 2018 @ 19:18 at 19:18
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    Deep state puppet Mattis should stop looking for excuses to start ww3!!…just start the #@ucking war and see what Russia is capable of!!
    Or are u scared…???

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  • Apr 10, 2018 @ 0:54 at 0:54
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    Perhaps iVaN would like my reply to KO: The US scared of russia? Please. USA war on North Korea, China (revenge for the Korean War), Russia, Pakistan (for sheltering the Taliban and bin Laden and for being a terrorist state ie the ISI or whatever those muslim punks are called)…. Trump, baby, Trump!

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    • Apr 10, 2018 @ 9:46 at 9:46
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      The Taliban, Binladen and ISIS are ALL USA creations…

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