April 10, 2017 / 11:26 PM / 4 months ago

Trump speaks with UK's May, Germany's Merkel on Syria - White House

Smoke rises after an airstrike on rebel-held Daraa Al-Balad, Syria April 7, 2017.Alaa Al-Faqir

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in separate phone calls on Monday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the U.S. air strike in Syria last week, the White House said in a statement.

May and Merkel expressed support for the U.S. action and agreed with Trump "on the importance of holding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable" for an alleged sarin gas attack that killed scores of civilians, the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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