Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons
January 05 2019 06:10 PM
US National Security Adviser Bolton
US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Reuters/Tel Aviv

US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned the Syrian government that it should not see the impending US military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons.
"There is absolutely no change in the US position against the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and absolutely no change in our position that any use of chemical weapons would be met by a very strong response, as we've done twice before," Bolton told reporters on his plane shortly before landing in Tel Aviv, Israel.
"So the regime, the Assad regime should be under no illusions on that question."
Bolton added: "As we elaborate how the withdrawal is going to occur and the circumstances, we don't want the Assad regime to see what we do as representing any diminution in our opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction."

Last updated: January 05 2019 06:36 PM


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