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Statement on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

April 04, 2017

Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a "red line" against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.

NOTE: The statement referred to President Bashar al-Asad of Syria.

Donald J. Trump, Statement on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326539

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