Syria's current President Bashar Assad must be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons against civilians. The corresponding statement appeared in the White House press release following the telephone conversations of US President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ABC News reports.
"Prime Minister May and Chancellor Merkel expressed support for US actions and agreed with President Trump that it is important to hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable," the document said.
Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime. The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.
As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.
The UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria on April 4, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called it categorically unacceptable.