Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack, Raising Prospect of Missile Strike

President Trump on Sunday promised a "big price" to be paid for what he said was a chemical weapons attack that choked dozens of Syrians to death the day before, and a top White House official said the administration would not rule out a missile strike to retaliate against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

In a tweet, Mr. Trump laid the blame for the attack partly on President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, the first time since his election that he has criticized the Russian leader by name on Twitter.

Mr. Putin’s forces have been fighting for years to keep the Assad government in power amid Syria’s brutal civil war.

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