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Trump Reviews Syria Options as U.K. Cabinet Supports Response

  • Mattis cautions that strike could ‘escalate out of control’
  • Chemical weapons inspectors head to Douma this weekend
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President Trump says a decision on Syria will come ’soon.’ (Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. and its allies edged toward punitive measures against Syria as President Donald Trump met with his national security team to discuss a response to an apparent chemical weapons attack by the country and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet said it is “vital” to react to the incident.

The timing of any action is uncertain. Before meeting his advisers on Thursday, Trump told reporters at the White House that “we’re looking very very seriously, very closely at that whole situation, and we’ll see what happens, folks, we’ll see what happens. It’s too bad that the world puts us in a position like that.”