The White House accused the Syrian government Monday of preparing for another chemical attack against their own people — and threatened a “heavy price” if they went through with an atrocity.
A statement from the office of the press secretary said that the purported attack could lead to the “mass murder of civilians” and warned Syrian president Bashar al Assad there would be consequences.
“The United States had identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime,” the statement read. “The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017.”
The White House added that the main goal of US forces in the region are to eliminate ISIS from their Syrian strongholds.
But, they added that if Assad were to launch another “mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.”