US President Donald Trump has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack near the capital Damascus, saying there will be a “big price to pay.”
Trump’s baseless accusations were made on Sunday on Twitter after the Syrian government strongly rejected using chemical weapons.
Trump also blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran for the alleged attack.
“President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay,” Trump said in a pair of tweets.
“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world,” Trump added.
The alleged chemical attack on Saturday in the militant-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region, which left dozens dead, drew international condemnation from various countries and international bodies.