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Trump: Assad to pay ‘big price’ for chemical attack in Douma

US President Donald Trump [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]

US President Donald Trump warned yesterday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is to pay a “big price” for his regime’s chemical attack in the city of Douma.

Trump wrote in posts on Twitter: “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria.”

He added: “Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.”

“President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”

In a final post he wrote: “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!”

Meanwhile, White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert said that nothing should be taken “off the table” after the reports about the chemical attack in Syria emerged.

Speaking to ABC’s “This Week”, he said: “I wouldn’t take anything off the table.” While looking at images of the chemical attack, he added: “These are horrible photos; we are looking into the attack at this point.”

Read: Chemical attack kills 40 in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

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