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Breaking: US to ‘respond swiftly’ if Assad uses chemical weapons – WHouse

The United States warned Syria Tuesday it will respond “swiftly and appropriately” if it uses chemical weapons against its people.

President of Syria Bashir Al-Assad

The warning came amid signs that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing an offensive in Idlib province that the United Nations has said poses the threat of a humanitarian disaster.

“Let us be clear, it remains our firm stance that if President Bashar al-Assad chooses to again use chemical weapons, the United States and its allies will respond swiftly and appropriately,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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