Vice President Pence said on Saturday that the Trump administration stands ready to respond to any potential retaliatory measures by Syria or its allies, including Russia and Iran, after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched military strikes on the country.
Speaking to reporters in Lima, Peru, Pence said President Trump and his advisers weighed the possibility of a military response from Syria, Russia or Iran in the days leading up to the U.S.-led strike on Friday night.
“The United States is ready to respond, to defend our forces,” Pence said. “And to be clear, the U.S. is also ready to take additional action in a sustained way to ensure that Syria understands that there will be a price to pay if they ever use chemical weapons again.”
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