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Angela Merkel excludes German military actions in Syria



German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Germany would not participate in any military action in Syria, even though she said she wanted to unite with allies and support a message that the use of chemical weapons was "unacceptable". [19659005LautMerkelmerteThisstatementduringapressconferencewiththeDanishPrimeMinisterLarsLøkkeRasmussenandsaidthatitwouldpresentaunitedfrontagainstpresumptivechemicalweaponsattackbyPresidentBasharAssad

"Germany will not participate in possible military actions – I would like to make it clear that there are no decisions – but we see and support this, that everything is done to signal that the use of chemical weapons is not is acceptable, "she said.

Merkel has controversially discussed Germany's borders for refugees who fled the Syrian civil war in 2015. A move that remains a controversial political issue across Europe to date and was generally considered damaged The party's performance in last year's parliamentary elections

The alleged chemical attack on Saturday took place in a rebel city near Damascus, after the Syrian Government forces had resumed the offensive after the collapse of a ceasefire. Syrian activists, rescuers and doctors said the attack in Douma killed at least 40 people and found families suffocating in their homes and shelters.

President Trump has predicted possible actions in Syria, but seemed to return on Thursday when he tweeted an attack "might very soon or not take place so soon."

The president on Wednesday seemed to confirm the future US attacks in Syria when he tweeted that the missiles on Syria "are coming, nice and new and" smart! "

At the press conference on Thursday, Merkel did not want to comment on Trump's tweets.

Trump spoke Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron about coordinating a reaction to the attack and on Tuesday with the British Prime Minister Minister Theresa May. The White House said Trump and May had condemned Assad's "malicious disregard for human life" and agreed not to continue the use of chemical weapons.

Macron said Thursday that France had evidence that Assad behind the attacks was military action, saying on Tuesday that any French action would attack Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

The world reported that a Merkel spokesman said that she and Macron shared their "concern over recent use." of toxic gas and about a looming erosion would have expressed the internation all bans on chemical weapons. "

The BBC reported on Thursday that May has convened an emergency meeting to discuss the British response to the attack and that it is ready to take action without first seeking Parliamentary approval – a. This movement would probably angering the opposition legislators and some of their conservatives.

Serafin Gomez, Jenny Bucholz, Alex Pappas and Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.

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Adam Shaw is Political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY .


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