April 12 2018 12:18 p
The United States said Wednesday that President Donald Trump had not set a timetable for action in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on the city of Duma in the Syrian countryside.
"We have several options, all on the table, and the final decision has not yet been made," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a news conference on Wednesday evening when asked whether the United States could strike the positions of Assad's forces or Russian troops. "He said.
Sanders said that Trump had not set a specific date for action in Syria in response to the chemical attack in Duma despite his recent remarks, but he blamed both the regime and Russia for the incident.
Meeting of the Security Council
In turn, Bolivia requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to hold consultations on the threat of military action in Syria.
Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Lorenti Soliz told reporters at the headquarters of the International Organization in New York that Bolivia requested to hold the meeting not only against the backdrop of the recent tweets of US President Donald Trump, in which he ordered the implementation of military action against Syria.
He explained that his country's request to hold the meeting also stems from the "escalation of rhetoric" among the major powers on this issue, according to the agency "Associated Press."
"Bolivia is concerned that any unilateral action would violate the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations," he said.
Earlier in the day, Trump warned Russia of an "imminent response" to the chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, saying "the missiles are coming."
"Russia has promised to drop any missiles fired at Syria," Trump wrote in a tweet via Twitter.
"Get back, Russia, because the rockets are coming.
At least 78 civilians were killed and hundreds wounded last Saturday as a result of a chemical attack on the regime, the last area under opposition in the eastern Ghouta in the Syrian countryside, according to a medical source.