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Trump Team Seeking Excuse for Military Action Against Syria

The foreign minister says Tel Aviv and Washington have at various junctures made attempts to “boost the morale of the terrorists” when they suffer defeat
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday that Washington “will respond” to the alleged gas attack in Douma.US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday that Washington “will respond” to the alleged gas attack in Douma.

Washington is looking for some "excuse" to take military action against Damascus, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, a day after US President Donald Trump promised quick, forceful action in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian government forces. 
"It seems the US government is seeking an excuse to [militarily] intervene in the country," Zarif told reporters as he began an official visit to Brazil, IRNA reported. 
As at least one US guided-missile destroyer moved toward the Syrian coast, Trump told a meeting with military leaders and national security advisers that he would soon make a decision following the attack that allegedly occurred late on Saturday, Reuters reported. He said the United States has “a lot of options militarily” on Syria.  
In addition, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Monday that Washington “will respond” to the alleged gas attack in Douma, a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, regardless of whether the UN Security Council acts or not. 
 

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