The Guardian: White House warns of potential US 'red line' over Syria barrel bomb attacks
Criteria would mark substantial expansion of rules of engagement, as Rex Tillerson says US would come to defense of civilians ‘anywhere’ amid G7 talks
The Trump administration on Monday signalled much broader grounds for future military intervention in Syria, suggesting it might retaliate against the Assad regime for barrel bomb attacks.
On the eve of a critical visit to Moscow at a time of high US-Russian tensions over Syria, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, appeared to go even further, saying his country would come to the defence of innocent civilians “anywhere in the world”.
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WNU Editor: The U.S. is back-peddling .... White House backpedals on barrel bomb comment (AP). More here .... White House walks back suggestion US may respond to additional barrel bombs in Syria (ABC News)
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