USA would not attack Syria over gas attack allegations: Syrian lawmaker

Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad

On Saturday, a chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma was blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

President Donald Trump is still weighing options for United States military action against Syria, as Western powers rallied against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

Trump had vowed to take swift and decisive action against Syria since reports of a suspected poison gas attack on a rebel enclave that killed dozens of people.

Recently, on April 9, Trump stated that the United States was considering a "powerful" military response to the alleged chemical attack is Syria. Senator Edward Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, criticised Trump's warnings that he intends to conduct military strikes in retaliation against Assad's use of chemical weapons.

The drumbeat of military action appeared to grow louder, as Russian Federation stonewalled diplomatic efforts at the United Nations and France declared "proof" that Moscow's Syrian ally carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 Syrians.

He also noted that France would decide whether to strike Syria when all the necessary information has been gathered.

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But Moscow, Syria's main backer in the seven-year civil war, immediately demanded an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, saying the Western powers had violated "the U.N. charter and the norms and principles of global law".

In response, Trump tweeted that while Russian Federation vowed to protect Syria against attack, "Get ready Russian Federation, because [attacks] will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" France has also said it would join the military action.

Analysts agreed that in striking Syria without U.N. authorization - impossible given Russia's repeated vetoes on the Security Council - the United States, Britain, France were relying instead on a nebulous concept of "legal morality".

During a Cabinet meeting Thursday morning, the president said, "We are looking very seriously, very closely at that situation and we will see what happens folks". She called the Syrian government a "murderous regime".

At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justified as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 US ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack "is not yet in the offing". The fact-finding mission of the OPCW is to start their work in Douma on Saturday.

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