US, France vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed Tuesday (June 27th) on a joint response in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, AFP reported.

The agreement, in a phone call between the two, came a day after the White House accused the regime of preparing a potential chemical weapons attack.

A US military spokesman said Tuesday that US intelligence had noticed suspect activity at the launch site of an apparent chemical strike by the regime two months ago.

The April attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhun, which provoked global outrage, was reported to have killed at least 87, including many children.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer warned Monday night that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price".

Trump and Macron agreed Tuesday on "the need to work on a joint response in the event of a chemical attacks in Syria".

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