Turkey says autopsies prove "chemical weapon" attack in Syria

Turkey says autopsies prove

"It crossed a lot of lines for me", Trump said of the attack, which he described as an affront to humanity.

It has also prompted an about-face from US President Donald Trump, who in 2013 urged then-president Barack Obama not to intervene against Assad after a major suspected chemical attack. Trump said the right things, but nobody knows whether he will back up those words with action.

"Any data that the American side or our colleagues in other countries could have cannot be based on objective materials or evidence", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The last time the United States threatened strikes against the Assad regime, after the killing of more than 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons in 2013, one of the loudest and most consistent opponents of that action was Trump. "The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this horrific attack and all other horrific attacks, for that matter".

Earlier in the day, Trump's Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said there was "no doubt" that Assad was responsible for the attack on a rebel-held town in Idlib province, northwest Syria.

"When there's attacks like this, there is renewed interest on the topic of regime change and the question of where does Assad go because of the human cost of the conflict", Hawthorne explained.

Nikki R. Haley blamed Russian Federation for blocking an adequate Security Council response to Tuesday's widely condemned chemical attacks thought to have killed more than 100 in a rebel-held province, including children.

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Syrian regime Foreign Minister Walid al Moualem on Thursday blamed the suspected chemical gas attack in Idlib on Daesh and the opposition.

"It is now my responsibility. It was a great opportunity missed", Trump said.

Failure to agree on a compromise text could prompt Russian Federation to use its veto to block the draft resolution, which Moscow has done seven times to shield Syria. Trump's apparent condemnation of the Syrian government Tuesday came less than a week after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and USA ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley indicated that Assad's fate would be left up to the Syrian people and that removing him from power was no longer a policy goal of the U.S. She suggested the USA was open to using military action to end the country's ongoing civil war.

The United States ambassador to the United Nations held photographs of dead Syrian children and warned the USA could take unilateral action if the Security Council fails to respond, reported The New York Times.

Trump also left the door open to new action in Syria.

"I cannot understand how anybody on UN Security Council could fail to sign up to a motion condemning the actions of the regime that is nearly certainly responsible for that crime", Johnson told reporters. "Horrible, horrible thing. Unspeakable".

"These are very troubled times in the Middle East, and we see what happened just recently yesterday in Syria - awful".

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