Donald Trump said at a cabinet meeting that "major decisions on Syria" will come in the next 24 to 48 hours after he figures out who was responsible for the alleged attack in Douma — Russia, or Syria, or Iran, or "all of them together."
But President Donald Trump could choose an even stronger option against President Bashar Assad of Syria, the report said.
When asked by reporters about the military option in Syria, Donald Trump said after the meeting that "nothing is off the table."
The US State Department in a separate statement said that consultations with allies were ongoing on the alleged chemical attack, adding that "there will be consequences for this unacceptable atrocity."
In the meantime, London and Berlin have condemned the alleged attack. UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that if reports about Damascus' use of chemical weapons Douma were confirmed, then the government of President Bashar Assad and its allies, in particular, Russia, must be held accountable. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert called on Russia not to veto in the UN Security Council a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
On Sunday, Trump accused Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow and Tehran of backing Syrian President Bashar Assad amid reports about the chemical attack in Douma, adding that Damascus would pay a "big price."
Several media outlets, citing militants, blamed on April 7 the Syrian government for conducting a chemical attack in the town of Douma near Damascus.