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MBS: Saudi Arabia willing to join response to Syria chemical attack

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman. Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia "will be present" in the response to the chemical attack in Syria "if our alliance with our partners requires it," Reuters reports.

The big picture: Both France and the U.K. have said they support a response to the attack, which killed dozens of civilians. With President Trump warning that forceful action is coming, Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer told Axios' Mike Allen Monday that the smart move would be to form a coalition. Now, it appears that coalition could include Saudi Arabia.