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    Trump & May agree Syria ACTION in phone call as war heads closer

    They agreed on the need to find an international response to deter the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
    Trump and May spoke after May’s senior ministers gave her their backing to take unspecified action with the US and France.
    They hope to tackle the use of chemical weapons by the government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
    “They agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged,” May’s office said in a statement after the two leaders spoke.
    “And on the need to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.
    “They agreed to keep working closely together on the international response.”
    This comes as France’s President Emmanuel Macron said he had proof the Syrian government carried out the attack near Damascus which killed dozens of people.
    Macron added he will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered.
    He continued: “We have proof that last week … chemical weapons were used, at least with chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.”
    Worries about a confrontation between Russia, Syria’s big ally, and the West have been running high since Trump said on Wednesday that missiles “will be coming”.
    He was responding to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, and lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
    Trump tempered those remarks yesterday.
    “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
    Trump met with his national security team on the situation in Syria later in the day and “no final decision has been made,” the White House said in a statement.
    “We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies,” the statement said.