U.S. Vice President Burns said in Lima, Peru, on the 14th that the U.S. government is ready to launch a military strike against Syria again and will respond to possible retaliatory actions by Syria and its allies.
Pens, who is attending the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, told reporters that the U.S., French and British forces’ joint military campaign against Syria has achieved "great success" and has undermined Syria's ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks.
When asked why the United States took a military strike without waiting for the Syrian CW investigation to begin, Burns said, "The United States is convinced that the Syrian government has carried out a chemical weapons attack." He said that if the Syrian government of Bashar re-uses chemical weapons, it will pay “extremely expensive” for it.
A recent incident of “chemical weapons attack” was reported in the eastern Guta area in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. President Trump repeatedly threatened to use force against the Syrian government after the incident. On the evening of the 13th, US Eastern Time, Trump announced that he had ordered the U.S. military to unite Britain and France to "precisely strike" Syrian military facilities.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the 14th that the Syrian government strongly condemned the US, Britain, and France for launching Syrian missile attacks. This attack once again shows that the United States, Britain, and France have contempt for international law, which will aggravate the world’s tension and threaten international peace and security. The Syrian government also urged the international community to condemn the attack on Syria by the United States, Britain and France.