In reviewing the Syria bombing ordered by US President Donald J. Trump on April 7, Lyndon and Helga LaRouche condemned it in the strongest terms possible. President Trump received a fraudulent briefing on the event itself, asserting that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a chemical weapons attack on his own population, despite the fact that U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria knew that the chemicals came from an Al-Qaeda base, as stated by Russian and Syrian officials. President Trump was lied to by individuals in his national security/intelligence chain of command. The air strikes were clearly in violation of international law.
The Russian news agency Sputnik spoke with the chairwoman of the Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche on April 5, concerning the two-day summit which was to begin the next day between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump.