As he opened a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday, Trump pledged "major decisions" to come within the "next 24-48 hours" after what he called a "heinous attack on innocent" Syrians in the rebel-held town of Douma that killed at least 40 people. Victims were foaming from the mouth and nose, some were twitching, others had abnormal pupils, and they emitted a powerful smell of chlorine, according to medical workers on the scene. The raid was overseen by the US Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from Mueller, said Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan.
President Donald Trump has vowed to respond "forcefully" to Saturday's attack on civilians in the town of Douma, and warned that Russian Federation - or any other nation found to share responsibility - will "pay a price".
The UN Secretary-General on Tuesday called for worldwide investigators to have unfettered access after an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Earlier Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong said if Russian Federation had no involvement in the attack it should welcome an investigation.
President Trump is scrapping plans to travel this week to a summit in South America because of the situation in Syria, the White House said Tuesday.
In April a year ago, the United States attacked a Syrian air base with cruise missiles after concluding that the government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians.
The U.S. delegation has been pushing for a response that slams Syria "in the strongest terms", U.S. diplomatic sources told the Associated Press.
French President Emmanuel Macron said that any strikes by Western powers would not target the Syrian government's allies, which include Iran and Russian Federation, but rather would be aimed at the Syrian government's chemical facilities.
"I don't want to telegraph what I am doing or what I am thinking", Mr. Trump said.
"Nothing is off the table", Trump said.
Syria became a member in 2013 as part of a deal brokered by the USA and Russian Federation after a chemical attack in eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of people.
The allegations are also denied by the Syrian government.
"They agreed that the global community needed to respond to uphold the worldwide prohibition on the use of chemical weapons".
At the same time Russia's special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev reportedly visited Tehran in secret for discussions with the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.