by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:
July 2, 2017 (EIRNS)—On June 26, President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the President had evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were preparing for a “new” chemical weapons attack. President Trump responded that Assad would pay “a heavy price” if an attack were attempted.
Now the British press agency Reuters has circulated a claim late on July 1, that al-Assad government forces attacked rebels and/or civilians near Damascus with chlorine gas. This British claim has, as of July 2, not been more widely repeated in the media.