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    White House: Warning to Assad About Chemical Attack ‘Was Successful’

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    White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the warning from the Trump administration to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad was successful.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The warning from the Trump administration to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad was successful, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

    "I think the action the US took was successful," Sanders stated.

    On Monday, the White House issued a statement saying the US government had identified preparations for a potential chemical attack by Assad.

    The statement warned that if Assad conducted another chemical attack on civilians, both "he and his military" would pay a heavy price.

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