Jim Jeffrey, the new US representative for Syria, said on Thursday there is “lots of evidence” that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib region in northwest Syria.
Jeffrey warned that any attack on the last big rebel enclave would be a “reckless escalation,” reported the Reuters news agency.
“I am very sure that we have very, very good grounds to be making these warnings. Any offensive is to us objectionable as a reckless escalation,” Jeffrey told reporters. “There is lots of evidence that chemical weapons are being prepared.”
Trump himself warned Assad on Wednesday that “the world is watching” as government forces prepare to assault Idlib.
“They will hopefully be very, very judicious and careful. Because the world is watching. That cannot be a slaughter. If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the United States is going to get angry, too. I am watching that very closely,” he stressed.
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