White House:
'Russia betrayed commitment to remove Syrian chemical weapons'

Trump to decide on response to Syrian massacre; 'President wants to bring troops home after completing mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria.'

Mordechai Sones,

Douma baby receives treatment after chemical attack
Douma baby receives treatment after chemical attack

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that "at this stage the United States is not carrying out attacks in Syria," but cannot comment further.

"It is clear that the Russians have betrayed their commitment to put an end to the Assad regime's chemical weapons program," Sanders added.

President Trump plans to confer with senior military leaders today, after he threatened a “big price to pay” for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria that killed women and children, reports AP.

Trump was set to get a briefing and have dinner with military leaders. Today is the first day on the job for his new national security adviser, John Bolton, who has previously advocated significant airstrikes against Syria.

White House deliberations came as Russia and Syria blamed Israel for a pre-dawn missile attack on a major air base in central Syria, saying Israeli fighter jets launched missiles from Lebanon’s air space, AP said. A war-monitoring group said the airstrikes killed 14 people, including Iranians active in Syria.