Trump will skip South America summit to plan Syria response

Trump will skip South America summit to plan Syria response
Trump will skip South America summit to plan Syria response

Donald Trump intends to skip a planned summit in South America. The president will instead remain in the US to oversee the American response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria by government forces.

Trump was due to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru on Friday and Saturday.He was expected to urge allies to take a hard line on Venezuela, but his unpopularity in the region may have stifled talks.

Trump said on Monday that a “major decision” on Syria would be made within 24 to 48 hours. “If it’s the Russians, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out,” he said. “No response is off the table.”

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