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US President says 'a lot of options militarily' on Syria’s Douma situation

Donald Trump said the US was trying to establish who was behind the alleged attack
US President Donald Trump AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
US President Donald Trump
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WASHINGTON, April 10. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump said at a meeting with country’s senior military officials that "a lot of options militarily" are on the table regarding the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma and they would be announced shortly.

"We have a lot of options militarily, and we’ll be letting you know pretty soon," Trump told journalists after his meeting with military commanders.

The US president also said that the United States was currently trying to establish who was behind this alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria saying that "We’re getting some very good clarity."

The chemical attack in Syria, Trump said, "will be met and it will be met forcefully."

"We can’t let atrocities like we all witnessed… we can’t let that happen in our world," the US president said.

Some non-governmental organizations, including the White Helmets, earlier claimed that chemical weapons had been used in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on April 7.

In a statement posted on its website on April 8, the White Helmets alleged that chlorine bombs were used during the town’s bombing, which killed dozens of people while others were taken to hospitals with the signs of poisoning.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry rejected the allegations as fabricated information while the Defense Ministry of Russia said the White Helmets was known for its fake news.

Despite this, US President Donald Trump who commented on Sunday on reports of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta again blamed Russia and Iran for the support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.