US National Security Adviser John Bolton says his country has been in talks with Britain and France to orchestrate a military strike on Syria that will be “much stronger” than the joint operation the three allies carried out earlier this year.
Fielding questions after a policy speech in Washington on Monday, Bolton said the Western alliance was ready to pound Syria in case the government of President Bashar al-Assad resorted to what he claimed was a “third use” of chemical weapons.
“We’ve tried to convey the message in recent days that if there’s a third use of chemical weapons, the response will be much stronger,” Bolton said.
The US has so far conducted two separate attacks against Syrian Army positions under the pretext that Damascus was using chemical weapons against civilians.
The first attack came in April 2017, when US President Donald Trump ordered US Navy warships in the Mediterranean to fire a total of 59 Tomahawk cruise…