Last Friday, Jim Mattis announced in the nation of Israel that Syria was still in possession of weapons of mass destruction. During a media briefing in Israel, the U.S. Defense Secretary mentioned that Syria’s Air Force recently released their military aircrafts. He cautioned that the nation was utilizing the prohibited weapons once again. Mattis suggested that Syria might be worried about the United States conducting a few more air strikes following the American rocket assault that occurred a few weeks after Syria apparently used sarin gas on its citizens in a chemical warfare attack.

The U.S. Defense speaks on the issue

Mattis stood beside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman as he provided his media statements. He stated, "There is without a doubt in the understanding of international leadership that Syria has held onto chemical weaponry, totally disregarding its assertions that it already expelled all of them.

The secretary didn’t go into detail about how many chemical weapons Syria might have exactly. He kept in mind at the moment that the end goal was to abstain from disclosing any American source of intelligence.

He further asserted to the press during the Tel Aviv conference, "I can legitimately state they are holding onto a few, and it's an infringement upon settlement agreements declared by the United Nations Security Council.

The matter must be solved carefully, and the U.S. recommends Syria not attempt to utilize any more of their weapons of mass destruction ever again. We apparently made that clear during the U.S. air strike.”

Isreali report on Syria

Several days ago, Israel declared that Syria possesses nearly 6,000 pounds of weapons for probable use in chemical warfare.

This information comes from the initial evaluation of President Bashar Assad's weapon abilities since his launch of chemical weapons in his country just a few weeks ago.

Lieberman likewise declined to provide a more in-depth analysis on the matter. However, he did conclude that the U.S. has undeniable evidence that Assad’s political administration utilized synthetic weapons in an attack against Syrian dissidents.

The Syrian leader deliberately denies his accountability in the assault on Khan Sheikhoun. He blames the attack on rebels who attempted to alter his regime. Russia, a Syrian ally, affirmed that the disaster occurred after the nation’s missiles hit one of the rebel’s chemical plants. After the assault on April 4, the U.S. military launched 59 rockets towards an airforce base in Syria.

Shortly before Netanyahu met with Mattis as well in the city of Jerusalem, the Prime Minister noted to journalists that the change of organizations in the U.S. inspires the nation of Israel.

"Our government feels a proud sense of change in American foreign policy,” he said. Israel’s political leader described the U.S. air strike as a critical demonstration of what the Trump needs to do in the fight against the utilization of chemical weaponry.