"If and when such a thing were to happen, then clearly with allies we would study what the options were".
File image of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday night that the United States was expecting a disinformation campaign by those aligned with the Assad regime.
"The legal basis. would have to be self-defense or the authority of the U.N. Security Council".
"It's illegal because he didn't come and ask permission", he said. She also did not directly answer a question about chemical weapons as a "red line" when Assad has slaughtered thousands of civilians with conventional arms. That's according to Dmitry Sablin, a member of the lower house of the Russian parliament, who was quoted by Russian news agencies.
Assad accepted an invitation to visit the Siberian region of Khanty-Mansi in Russian Federation.
As he left the hotel where the meeting took place, Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside. Users on Twitter couldn't help but draw a parallel to President George W. Bush, who announced the end of major combat operations on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in 2003.
"We have to uphold and support the ban on chemical weapons, and not erode it", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
And he suggested that Syria still likely has some capability to make chemical weapons, despite the success of the attack. We don't want that to happen in Syria.
Ryan downplays need for Congress to authorize strikes on Syria
Vos's longtime friend and college roommate, Rance Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, has also opted not to run. Bryce, a cancer survivor, said he's been open about the fact that he has sometimes struggled financially.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
"For the Syrian people, whether the government or rebels, war is never a solution", said Mercho, "nobody wins in war". The Observatory said the cause of the explosion was unknown, as well as its target.
"President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad", Trump tweeted.
Sanders and Haley both said the administration has three goals: to defeat the Islamic State terrorist organization; to contain Iran; and to stop the spread and use of chemical weapons.
The U.S. has vowed to also squeeze Syria's allies Russian Federation and Iran. Syrian air defenses hit several incoming missiles, state-run media said.
Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Pentagon after the overnight bombing said the targets were the Barzah Research and Development, the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site and the Him Shinshar Bunker Facility.
Meanwhile, France urged Russian Federation to join political talks on solutions in Syria.
· Syria and its allies, Russian Federation and Iran, have repeatedly called the alleged gas attack in Douma a "fabrication" used to justify military intervention.
"One, to show the world that the use of chemical weapons and the killing of innocent civilians will not be tolerated".