Former President Barack Obama claimed in an interview published Monday that not bombing Syria during his time in office “required the most political courage.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear on Wednesday that the United States will not support the continued rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia is playing a major and active role in covering up a serious chemical weapons strike in Syria that was planned by the regime of embattled President Bashar al Assad, according to senior White House officials, who declassified a wide-range of intelligence on Tuesday that shows Moscow is waging an information campaign meant to undermine allegations Assad orchestrated the chemical weapons attack.
The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance that the Syrian regime would employ chemical weapons in a large-scale attack last week, according to the Associated Press.
Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a stark warning to the Syrian government on Monday, saying it would be “ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons.”