>> A chemical attack that was so horrific, against innocent people.>> Calling it an affront to humanity, President Donald Trump openly blaming Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for Tuesday's chemical attack. That killed dozens of civilians in his country, vowing the US will not stand by.>> When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal.
That people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond the red line, many, many lines.>> A red line for us.>> Trump's mention of red lines referencing former President Barack Obama's pledge that the use of chemical weapons by Assad would trigger US military action.
Trump pointing out that didn't happen under Obama. But now Trump facing a similar dilemma. Whether to punish Assad for using banned weapons, risking deeper involvement in the war. Or accept the Syrian leader at the risk of looking weak.>> And I will tell you, that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me.
>> At his news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, Trump signalling big changes in US policy toward Syria. As well as a ramped up battle against Islamic State, much of it happening within Syria. Trump dodging Questions though on any further military action. The US breaking sharply with Russia over the carnage which Moscow blamed on a leak from a rebel weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
That version of events rejected by the US and an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council led this month by the US. UN Ambassador Nicky Haley saying Russia shared the blame for the attacks.>> Russia cannot escape responsibility for this. In fact, if Russia had been fulfilling it's responsibility, there would not even be any chemical weapons left for the Syrian Regime to use.
>> Haley warning of unilateral US action if the UN failed to act.