Trump canceled a visit to Latin America because of the situation in Syria

Trump canceled a visit to Latin America because of the situation in Syria

Moscow. April 10. INTERFAX.RU. The US President Donald trump will not take part in the Summit of the Americas, which will be held in the capital of Peru — Lima and not go to the Colombian capital Bogota, as previously planned, said Tuesday the official representative of the White house Sarah Sanders.

“At his request, instead there will go the Vice-President (Mike Pence — if). The President will remain in the United States to lead the response on Syria and to follow the development of the world situation”, — stated in the message Sanders.

Earlier it was reported that trump will go on a tour of Latin America, during which they planned the visits in Peru and Colombia. In Lima on 13-14 April, the US President were to participate in the Summit of the Americas.

“Preparing to strike” on Syria

On Tuesday it became known that the United States has begun to “prepare the ground” for an attack on Syria in response to reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian city of Duma. In attack Washington blames Damascus and Russia, writes The Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper notes that before the meeting with the military leadership trump told reporters that after watching the footage of dead women and children in the Duma was ready to take “quick fix”. At the same time, the Russian defense Ministry earlier called fake photos of victims himataki in Syria.

The Wall Street Journal writes that “the Pentagon has already prepared for Mr. trump a series of military measures,” as the President said earlier that “all will pay” for the chemical attack, including Russia and Iran, “if they were helping Damascus to use chemical weapons”.