Arab and international Tuesday June 27, 2017
The White House said the Syrian government is preparing apparently to launch another attack with chemical weapons and warned the Syrian regime President Bashar al - Assad that he will pay a "terrible price" if he and his army carried out an attack of this kind.
The White House said in a statement that Syria is similar to those Standard taken by the chemical weapons attack on the fourth of April , killing dozens of civilians and pushing President Donald Trump to issue an order directing a cruise missile strike on the Syrian air base.
Trump ordered the strike on the capillaries air base in Syria in April in response to an attack Washington said that the Syrian government carried out using toxic gas that killed at least 70 people under the control of the armed opposition area. Syria has denied carrying out the attack.
The strike was the strongest direct US action so far has been going on for more than six years of war in Syria, raising the risk of a confrontation with Russia and Iran , Assad 's main military backers.
US officials described the intervention time as "one - time" intended to prevent attacks with chemical weapons in the future and not an expansion of the role of the United States in the Syrian war.
The United States has taken a series of measures during the last three months , it revealed its willingness to carry out strikes against the Syrian government forces and its backers, including Iran.
The Ambassador said Washington to the United Nations Nicky Healy on Twitter: "any future attacks on the people of Syria will not only blame it on Assad , but also on Russia and Iran , which Tdemanh to kill people."
Since the military strike in April , Washington carried out attacks from time to time on the Iranian - backed militia , and even shot down an unmanned drone said it was threatening the US - led coalition forces. The US military also shot down a fighter jet in Syria earlier this month.
Trump also ordered to intensify military operations against the organization of the Islamic state and give his military commanders greater power.