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Trump discusses action plan on Syria with Macron, May

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US has discussed with his two key allies French and British the action plan on where a killed dozens of women and children.

Trump, who on warned that the authoritarian Syrian regime would have to pay a price for this, told reporters that a decision on the action plan which would be revealed in the next 24-48 hours.

The US has also cancelled his trip to to attend the Summit of the Americas, with the citing the developments in as a key reason for this.

A day earlier, he spoke to Marcon over phone.

On Tuesday, he also reached out to May.

"Both leaders condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's vicious disregard for human life. The agreed not to allow the use of to continue," the said in a readout of the call.

After the use of in Syria, Trump has been under increasing pressure from lawmaker to take action.

"Assad must face consequences for the horrific atrocities he's committed against the Syrian people. But President Trump needs to finally lay out a strategy and come to for approval if he wants to initiate military action," Senator Tim Kaine, a said.

"He's a president, not a king, and needs to quit giving him a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere. If he strikes Syria without our approval, what will stop him from bombing or " Kaine said.

According to The Washington Post, options include the sort of largely symbolic airstrike Trump ordered a year ago in response to a similar blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or a wider and riskier assault.

editorial board said that Trump should know by now that tough talk without a coherent strategy or follow-through is dangerous.

"If the Syrian regime's guilt is determined, the should impose tough new sanctions, like a freeze on financial assets, as well," the daily said.

"If military action is considered, which has long avoided its constitutional war-making responsibilities needs to approve it. If a Russian veto prevents action, then Trump needs to work with our allies, through NATO or otherwise," said.

More than 80 people were killed in a suspected on the rebel-held town of in north-on April 4.

Hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with reaction to a nerve agent after what the opposition and Western powers said was a Syrian airstrikes on the area.

Syrian President said the incident was fabricated, while his ally said an air strike hit a rebel depot full of

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 23:30 IST