The White House on Tuesday blamed a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province on the government of President Bashar al-Assad and said the incident was “reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world”. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the last administration’s weakness and irresolution,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a briefing. “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing” picer declined to say what the U.S. administration would do about the attack but added President Donald Trump had spoken on Tuesday with his national security team about the issue.
The future press secretary of the President-elect Trump, Sean Spicer, said in an interview with ABC that sanctions imposed by President Obama to Russia for the affairs related to cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee might be eccessive. Trump has also seen the good relations with Putin and has always maintained his skeptical on the effective influence of hacking operations. On Sunday, Trump will meet with leaders of the Intelligence to have more insight. Certainly, Trump’s will to eliminate the measures against Russia launched by Obama is going to meet many difficulties. In fact, the Congress’ Democratic opposition and a part of the Republican majority, that are hostile to Trump, seem ready to join forces to strengthen sanctions against Russia.
The current American President Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio that there will be repercussions against Russia for hacking in favor of Trump’s campaign. It seems that Obama has ordered intelligence to conduct research on similar cases for the last three presidential elections, the reaction of President-elect Trump came by Twitter. Trump was wondering, ironically, on why the White House has not intervened on question hacking before Hillary Clinton’s defeat.