Mattis Says More Evidence Of Chemical Weapons Attack Needed In Syria

Secretary Mattis

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says the US has evidence of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, but Secretary of Defense James Mattis says more details are needed before the US responds.

According to Politico:

“Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Thursday said the U.S. has enough proof to act in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, and President Donald Trump is looking at all his options.

“We definitely have enough proof, but now we just have to be thoughtful in our action,” Haley said in an interview with MSNBC. “The national security team is trying to give him as many options as we can, and we’ll be thoughtful about it and see what happens.”

The Syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians in a suburb of Damascus last weekend…

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday, however, said while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee that the United States is still looking for evidence of a chemical attack and is seeking to get inspectors on the ground to investigate whether an attack happened.

“I believe there was a chemical attack, and we’re looking for the actual evidence,” Mattis said.”