This reflects a view in the White House that deeper Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria have complicated calculations about a response to any USA military attack, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. She continued, "Chemical weapons have once again been used on Syrian men, women, and children".
The United States will take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad over his use of chemical weapons on civilians despite a warning from Moscow that it will repel and retaliate against the attack, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday.
Trump threatened on April 9 to take conduct military strikes against the Syrian government over a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians over the weekend, even as Russian Federation warned any such action would have "grave repercussions".
Twelve council members voted in favour, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting against, and China abstained.
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The military admitted that the atrocity took place and Reuters later published the story while the reporters were in prison. He added: "We believe that there are solid grounds for the court to dismiss this matter and to release our journalists".
President Donald Trump warned on Monday that there would be a "big price to pay" for the suspected attack.
Vice President Mike Pence would attend the summit in Peru's capital Lima instead of Trump who was supposed to visit the South American continent for the first time since taking over, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
At least 60 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured in Saturday's suspected attack on Douma, then still occupied by rebel forces, according to a Syrian relief group.
"We would call upon them to do that but I think a military response is appropriate".
Russian Federation and Syria have blamed Israel for an attack on a Syrian military airport on Monday that reportedly killed at least 14 people.
So Washington, Paris and London are discussing a range of options, including preventing Assad from conducting future attacks by striking military capabilities involved in carrying out such attack, official said.