The United States Defense Secretary James Mattis signaled that the US was prepared to wait for definitive proof that Syria carried out a suspected chemical attack in Douma but stressed the moral imperative for a U.S. response.
Defense Secretary James Mattis convinced those images to show a chemical attack. Along with Britain, Britain the United States are finalizing plans for an expected strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Mattis stated to the House Armed Services Committee, “Some things are simply inexcusable, beyond the pale and in the worst interest of not just the chemical weapons convention but of civilization itself.”
Further, Mattis said that a suspected chemical attack had likely occurred, and authorities would be in place within a week to prove it.
On 11th April 2018, in a series of tweets, Donald Trump hinted at imminent military action against the Syrian while saying, “US missiles will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”
Mattis said, “I believe there was a chemical attack and we are looking for the actual evidence.” Defense Secretary said yet, no decision has been made on Military intervention and US troops operating the clear threat to America. Mattis said, “It’s very clear that our role in Syria is the defeat of ISIS. But some of the things are beyond the pale.”
US Defense Secretary stated that the suspected chemical attack did occur but said efforts to get more information from independent investigators have been challenging so far. Furthermore, he added the administrator devoted to working the problem of the Syrian civil war through the United Nations and international courts.
Defense leaders arriving at White House to discuss possible options. Mattis emphasized the importance of confronting security threats with international allies but would not get an answer.