Western world leaders were outraged Tuesday after a chemical gas attack in northwestern Syria killed at least 70 people. They believe that Russia influenced Syria to do this horrific act. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage.
“There is no doubt in our minds that Syria and the regime under Bashar Assad were responsible for this attack,” Rex Tillerson said Thursday. “It’s a serious matter; it requires a serious response,” he added when asked if military retaliation was being planned.
The gas attacks fell from the sky after being dropped from planes. It was difficult for victims to breathe or see while they were under attack. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it was gathering evidence about the attack.
“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” US President Donald Trump said.
The United States, United Kingdom and France have circulated a resolution at the Security Council regarding the attack.