BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that no “final decisions” had been made on a US military response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria despite US President Donald Trump’s warning of a potential missile strike earlier in the day. Sanders spoke at a press briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
Sanders also stressed that Trump “holds Syria and Russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack.”
The White House press secretary also said that Trump “has been clear that the relationship with Russia is at a new low.” She noted that “the constant focus of the fact that the president and his campaign had any collusion with Russia has hurt those relationships” and “created a lot of unnecessary problems.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to be fired towards its ally Syria, in retaliation to the alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
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