United States denies imminent attack on Syria

United States denies imminent attack on Syria

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The White House said that President Donald Trump has “other options” on the table and that there is no concrete “window of time” to act.

The White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, denied on Wednesday (11.04.2018) the imminence of a military attack against the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, as has been speculated in the last hours, and insisted that the president of The United States, Donald Trump, is still evaluating some of the “other options” available to him.

“Surely it is an option, but it is not the only one, there are other options on the table,” Sanders said during a press conference. The spokeswoman added that in the first place talks will be held with Israel, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom, and explained that no timetable has been set for action. On Wednesday morning, Trump met with his Security advisors to study all the “possibilities”.

On Monday, Trump said it would take between 24 and 48 hours to make a decision on a possible military response to Syria for the chemical attack allegedly executed by forces near the government against the population of Duma, which killed at least 43 people . Despite the fact that this deadline has already been met, Sanders assured that the president has not established a specific “window of time”.

Russia, bad actor

These statements come after the president himself threatened through his personal Twitter account, both to Syria and Russia, with a “soft and new and smart!” Missile attack. Sanders insisted on pointing to Russia as responsible for the attack in Duma, for failing to prevent the Syrian regime from executing this “atrocious” attack, as the president has described it.

“We certainly believe that (Russia) has proven to be a bad actor,” said Sanders, who subscribed to the words of the US president when he considered that the relationship between Washington and Moscow is in its “lowest” hours. Questioned over whether the White House considers the Kremlin to have become an enemy of the United States, Sanders merely said: “That’s something Russia has a role to play.”

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