Trump condemns Syria chemical attack as 'crossing a line'

Trump condemns Syria chemical attack as 'crossing a line'

Donald Trump has openly condemned the murder of dozens of civilians in northern Syria, after A “chemical weapons" attack by Syria’s Air Force.

When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies... that crosses... many lines,” he said. The President also went on to call it an “affront to humanity”.

However, Trump neglected to mention Russia, an ally to Syria, who have since claimed that rebel hands released the chemicals – the BBC reports.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, have claimed that 20 children and 52 adults were killed in the incident. Footage has since been released showing the victims frothing at the mouth and convulsing as agents desperately try to wash the chemicals from the skin of the afflicted.

When asked if this attack has changed America’s stance on their policies regarding the civil war, Trump said: "I will tell you, it's already happened, that my attitude towards Syria and Assad has changed very much... You're now talking about a whole different level."

In a further interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence said: “The Russians are in a close working alliance with the Assad regime in Syria, and the time has come for them to keep the word that they made to see to the elimination of chemical weapons so that they no longer threaten the people in that country."

Russia has since admitted that Syrian planes attacked the Khan Sheikhoun province, but claims that an aircraft hit a chemical depot which was in use for militants in Iraq.

Col Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a chemical weapons expert, told the BBC that this version of events was "pretty fanciful".

  • Burgles
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017 4:56am BST
    60 nothings.
  • Largobuc
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017 3:45am BST
    I wouldn't call 59 missiles a non response.
  • Jo
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017 3:23am BST
    Nothing huh? 50 cruise missiles. Pretty sure we've just declared war on Assad.
  • lon
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017 3:23am BST
    It has since come out that our president has responded by launching 50 cruise missles at a Syrian air base. I am impressed! It's about damn time we a firm responsive foreign policy. Maybe the new mantra should be...... speak loudly and carry a big stick.
  • Steve Lane
    Steve Lane
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017 3:22am BST
    Al, you're thinking of the prior administration.

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