USA security officials immediately called for global action to intervene in the situation after the chemical attack Saturday, and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I'd only rejoin Pacific trade pact if deal was "substantially better" GOP unveils mock cover of Comey book with "ego" attack NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations MORE has threatened a possible military strike against the government forces. "If it's Russian Federation, if it's Syria, if it's Iran, if it's all of them together, we'll figure it out and we'll know the answers quite soon", he pledged Monday. There is no reason for this, he wrote, adding that "Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together".
What those answers may be-along with their second- and third-order effects-is anyone's guess.
Macron did not specify whether France is planning military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.
As president-elect, Trump held that line, telling supporters his administration would "stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn't be involved with".
Britain's government weighed the possibility of military action against Syria on Thursday but faced growing scepticism from opposition leaders and deeper divisions in a country still haunted by its role in the US-led invasion of Iraq.
He said the U.S. military was ready to provide the President with military options, if appropriate and at the President's request.
The UN Security Council, tasked with maintaining worldwide peace and security, has been riven, with Moscow virulently denying the Douma attack took place, or postulating that it was carried out by rebels.
Trump's administration has sought to show toughness on Russian Federation, with a series of economic and diplomatic actions, including new sanctions last week against government officials and oligarchs.
Some MPs have backed Britain acting against Syria, warning that the use of chemical weapons was in breach of global law and could not be allowed to go unpunished.
The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said.
It comes after a chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held city of Douma at the weekend, which killed some 70 people and injured up to 500 more.
He said the USA is trying to get an inspection team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the site of the alleged attack.
The Syrian government denies responsibility.
"The department does not comment on potential future military actions".
The French president does not need parliamentary permission to launch a military operation.
France already has some 1,100 troops involved in its Operation Chammal, created in 2014 to fight Islamic State extremists in Iraq and extended in 2015 to Syria, as part of the USA -led coalition.
"So striking at Syria is not a good solution, but doing nothing after the use of chemical weapons is even worse", he said. Multiple Islamic State retaliatory attacks have targeted French soil, including just last month.