Trump also took to Twitter to warn Assad against attacking his citizens with chemical weapons. The President also promised that the United States will work with the U.N. to reach a diplomatic deal.
The Trump administration on Tuesday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against using chemical weapons on his citizens, hours after the regime's ally, Russia, struck Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold.
“The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Idlib province, Syria, where millions of innocent civilians are under threat of an imminent Assad regime attack, backed by Russia and Iran,” the White House said in a statement. "President Donald J. Trump has warned that such an attack would be a reckless escalation of an already tragic conflict and would risk the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
“Let us be clear, it remains our firm stance that if President Bashar al-Assad chooses to again use chemical weapons, the United States and its Allies will respond swiftly and appropriately,” the statement continued.
The statement added that the United States will work with its allies “to find a lasting diplomatic solution to resolve the hostilities in Syria” through the United Nations Security Council Resolution.