"We stand ready to provide military options, if they're appropriate, as the president determined,” Mattis said.
Mattis also stated that the USA is “still assessing the intelligence, ourselves and our allies, we are still working on this”.
Earlier U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria. ‘Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!’, he wrote on Twitter.
Later, Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Minister, stated that the “smart missiles” have to be aimed at the terrorist side, and not at the illegal government, which has been struggling with the international terrorism on its territory for a couple of years (the Government of Bashar Hafez al-Assad).
As we reported Alexandr Zasypkin, the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, stated that Moscow reserves the right to shot down the missiles, launched towards Syria.
The U.S. President Donald Trump promised a ‘quick response’ to the chemical attack in Douma (Syria). As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The decision concerning the responsive measures will be made within the next 24-48 hours. The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) warned the airlines about the risk of a possible air and missile strikes in Syria.