Trump cast doubt over timing of his threatened strike on Syria

US President Donald Trump had taken a strong stand against Syrian regime for the government’s alleged poison gas attack, but in his latest tweets Trump has cast a doubt on timing of his threatened strike on Syria.

Trump had said that they will be launching an attack on Syria for its actions. It is suspected that Syrian regime was behind a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7. Trump had also lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In a new tweet, Trump said that he has never given a timeline for his threatened attack on Syria.

“Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” the US President said in his latest early morning tweet on Thursday.

Prime Minister Theresa May recalled ministers from their Easter holiday to debate military action over what she has cast as a barbaric poison gas attack in Douma, then rebel-held, just east of the capital Damascus. May ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria in readiness for strikes against the Syrian military that could begin as early as Thursday night.

According to local media reports in the UK, May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action and that she would not seek approval from parliament. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said parliament must be consulted.

Parliament voted down British military action against Assad’s government in 2013 in an embarrassment for May’s predecessor, David Cameron. That then deterred the US. There were signs, though, of a global effort to head off a direct confrontation between Russia and the West. The Kremlin said a crisis communications link with the United States, created to avoid an accidental clash over Syria, was in use.

“The situation in Syria is horrific, the use of chemical weapons is something the world has to prevent,” Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said, adding, “But also it’s a very, very delicate circumstance and we’ve got to make this judgment on a very careful, very deliberate, very well thought-through basis.”