The US ambassador to NATO, Kay Hutchison, has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “genocide” in the aftermath of a suspected chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, calling for “a military response.”
In an interview with Sky News, Hutchison urged US allies like Britain to join with Washington in a “concerted and joint effort” against the Syrian government.
“We would call on Russia to do something, they’re propping up Assad, they’re helping him,” she added. “They should do something to stop this kind of genocide. We would call on them to do that.”
The NATO ambassador said she believed a military strike should take out Syrian bases “from which they are flying to drop chemical weapons.”
The call for action came after President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to work together to hold the Assad government accountable.
The Western governments blamed the incident in Douma on the…