It was earlier report that the USA requested on Tuesday a United Nations vote at 1900 GMT on Syria chemical inquiry.
Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis said this week they're not ruling out the possibility of military action against President Bashar al-Assad's government after the suspected chemical attack. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in his place, the White House said in a press briefing Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to Latin America later this week to focus on responding to the Syria incident, the White House said.
Russian Federation and Syria have called for the OPCW to send its experts to Douma, where toxic gas was allegedly used in an attack on Saturday, April 7, that killed dozens. Mattis was supposed to visit California and Nevada, the official added without giving further details.
The suspected chemical weapons attack late on Saturday killed at least 60 people, with more than 1,000 injured at several sites in Douma, a city near the capital, Damascus, according to a Syrian aid organisation.Читайте также: China denies reports of establishing permanent military presence in Pacific island Vanuatu
"I think as more time is going on, that window is closing for some kind of response that's going to make any difference on the ground", Lyons said, noting that it still needs to be proven if it was a chemical attack.
Russian state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Andrei Krasov, deputy chairman of the State Duma's defence committee, as saying Russia would treat a USA airstrike on Syria "not just as an act of aggression but a war crime of the Western coalition".
Twelve of the 15 members of the UN Security Council voted in favour of the United States text, while Russian Federation and Bolivia voted against it, reports Xinhua.
"The team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly", the Netherlands-based organization said in a statement.
USA officials said that Washington was weighing a multinational military response.
Tensions come roughly a year after the US launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria after it used chemical weapons on another rebel-held city.
The US State Department said Mr Johnson and his Washington counterpart had discussed "potential further steps the US and United Kingdom governments might take in coordination with other partners". Nebenzya noted that over the weekend, when Douma was allegedly targeted by chemical weapons, the USA side declared it already knew who was at fault - "Animal Assad", Russia and Iran - so the United States proposal appeared insincere.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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