BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The White House issued a statement on Sunday that confirmed a joint discussion between U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the reported chemical weapons attack in the East Ghouta town of Douma over the weekend.
“Both leaders strongly condemned the horrific chemical weapons attacks in Syria and agreed that the Assad regime must be held accountable for its continued human rights abuses,” the White House statement read.
The statement would then go onto say that Trump and Macron agreed to issue a “strong, joint response” to this Douma attack.
“They agreed to exchange information on the nature of the attacks and coordinate a strong, joint response,” the statement concluded.
Neither France nor the U.S. has attacked any of the Syrian government’s military installation yet; however, it is likely that they will strike in the coming days.