09 Apr Trump tweets ‘big price’ after reports of Syrian chemical attack
President Donald Trump on Sunday warned of a “big price” after reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria almost a year to the day since the US struck a Syrian air field.
“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,” Trump tweeted. “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…”
He continued, “….to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”
Syrian activist groups on Saturday said toxic gas inside barrel bombs dropped from helicopters over a rebel-held city in Syria killed dozens of civilians and wounded scores more. Syrian state news said an “official source” denied the allegations.
CNN’s Steve Almasy contributed to this report.