Trump Talks Syria With British, German Leaders

The White House says British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria in response to that country’s use of chemical weapons last week.

Trump had separate phone conversations Monday with May and Merkel. The White House says the leaders all agreed on the importance of holding Syrian President Bashar Assad “accountable.”

May and Merkel agreed to stay in touch with Trump about Syria.

The White House is backpedaling on comments made by press secretary Sean Spicer that the use of barrel bombs by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government might lead to further military action by the United States.

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