At an urgent meeting yesterday in Lucca, Italy, of G7 member-states, the focus was the situation in Syria and, specifically, last Thursday’s U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airfield. President Trump said it was retaliation for a chemical-weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, a town under the control of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Trump said Assad himself was responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun attack, which killed almost 90 people and injured more than 500.
The G7 representatives were looking for “clarity” about the U.S.’s action and the Trump administration’s current and future policy in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, however, appeared unable to offer it.
That’s because it doesn’t exist, says Leid Stories.