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Syria 'chemical attack': Trump decision on strike 'fairly soon'

April 13,2018 Western powers are thought to be preparing for strikes but Russia, a Syrian ally, opposes such action.

Moscow's UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said he "cannot exclude" the possibility of a war between Russia and the US.


Also on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "proof" that the Syrian government had attacked Douma with chemical weapons.


In the UK, cabinet ministers agreed "on the need to take action" in Syria to "deter the further use of chemical weapons", the office of Prime Minister Theresa May said.


Mrs May spoke with President Trump late on Thursday and they agreed to "keep working closely" on the issue, her office said in a statement.


The White House says Mr Trump will also speak to his French counterpart.


The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later to discuss the crisis.


"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war," he told reporters on Thursday.


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