The US does not feel too obliged to wait the results of the international investigation into the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma.
Regardless the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigation or some other international mechanizm, the US could decide if an attack on Syria’s “bloody dictator” should be accomplished or not, the US State Department says.
“The United States government has its own mechanisms to be able to look into things,” the State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.
Answering the reporters’ questions about a possible absence of the American response to the chemical attack, Neurt told that the US was certain about the chemical agent use.
“We know that it requires certain kinds of delivery mechanisms to use these kinds of weapons. Not everyone out there has access to those delivery mechanisms. So, we have that information, we’re familiar with it.”
Last night US State Dept’s Heather Nauert implied that the US may still take military action against #Syria even if the #OPCW & the J.I.M. did not find any evidence that would tie the alleged chemical attack to the Syrian govt. ?? pic.twitter.com/DbbQM3Eh3G
— Walid (@walid970721) 11 April 2018
On April 10, the UN Security Council failed to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks. Russia vetoed a US text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions did not get nine votes to pass. However, the OPCW will send two expert teams to Syria to probe the alleged attack later this week. Despite this, US President Donald Trump once again threatened to strike Syria on April 11.
The US plays by its own rules and protrudes its opinion of Syria’s “horrible” and “bloody” regime using chemical weapons every time when it gets a chance. This “bloody dictator” stance could be stopped only with the US “unique” mechanism.