Washington( CNN) TheUnited States have in fact not dismissed releasing airstrikes versus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's program in feedback to the weekend break's thought chemical gas strikeon private citizens, Defense Secretary James Mattis stated Monday.

“Theinitial point we need to consider is why are chemical tools still being made use of in any way when Russia was the structure guarantor of getting rid of all chemical tools, therefore dealing with our friends and also companions from NATO to Qatar and also in other places we are mosting likely to resolve this problem, ” Mattis proceeded.

NationalSecurity Council principals are holding a “little team” conference to review Syria on Monday, led by John Bolton on his initial main day as White House nationwide protection advisor, 2 management authorities informed CNN.