April 9, 2018 / 10:49 PM / 10 months ago

Trump promises forceful response to chemical arms attack in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a briefing from senior military leadership at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he and U.S. military officials were reviewing a U.S. response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria over the weekend and promised a forceful decision as early as Monday night.

Speaking to reporters at the start of the meeting, Trump said the United States had a lot of options militarily on Syria and expected to make a decision on Monday night or shortly thereafter.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Peter Cooney

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