Syria attack: Trump blames Russia, Iran for ‘backing Animal Assad’

New Delhi [India]: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned the suspected chemical attack in Syria and blamed Russia and Iran for backing Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad.

“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!,” Trump tweeted.

The US President also trained guns at his predecessor Barack Obama, accusing him of not intervening in the matter during his tenure.

“If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!,” read another tweet.

At least 50 people were killed in the attack on Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, carried out in the early hours of the day. The strike is suspected to be a chemical attack, but the Syrian government denied the allegations saying it was fabricated by the rebels who were in a state of decline.

Eastern Ghouta has remained under a crippling regime siege for the last five years with humanitarian access being completely cut off. (ANI)