'This is a Very Dangerous Situation' : Professor Warns Trump Against Striking Syria

  • 'This is a Very Dangerous Situation' : Professor Warns Trump Against Striking Syria

'This is a Very Dangerous Situation' : Professor Warns Trump Against Striking Syria

With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of a regional war, it's easy to forget that not so long ago President Donald Trump shocked advisers by declaring his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria and "let others take care of it now".

Trump says he has little doubt that Syrian government forces were to blame for the suspected gas attack in the town of Douma, but neither he nor other US administration officials have produced hard evidence.

Mrs May said the "continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged" and that Britain would work with its "closest allies" to see how those responsible for the latest attack in Syria could be held to account.

"The continued use of chemical weapons can not go unchallenged".

With his series of tweets, Trump did precisely what he vowed he would never to do: Telegraph his moves.

She condemned Russian Federation for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution calling for a new body to determine responsibility for the attack, saying it meant "there can be no role now for investigations by the United Nations". It has since spiralled into a complex war involving world powers.

Israel held top-level security consultations on Wednesday amid concern it could be targeted by Syria or Iran if the United States strikes Syrian government forces over an alleged poison gas assault.

Syria's Foreign Ministry said it was not surprised by the US' "reckless escalation" via Trump's tweets, the state-run news agency SANA reported, while Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post that "smart missiles should fly toward terrorists, not the legal government that has been fighting worldwide terrorism for several years on its territory".

Trump's tweets were more belligerent - he told Russia "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" - and declared that USA relations with Russia have plunged to a historic low. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

"The context of the relations has changed radically in the past year: We're in a state of a real and tangible Cold War", Lukyanov said.

The Republican firebrand then added: "Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War". There is no reason for this.

"We are working with our allies. Stop the arms race?"

In a notice posted to Eurocontrol's website, EASA said: "Due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken".

Amos Yadlin, a former Israeli military intelligence chief, wrote on Twitter that "the Iranians will probably respond to the strike attributed to Israel, even if not immediately".

Soon after the tweets, Russia's foreign ministry said that "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not legal government".

Several Conservative MPs who are now ministers, including Steve Baker, David Davis and Tracey Crouch, voted against military action in 2013, when Ed Miliband defeated David Cameron's government over the issue. Trump has said publicly that sharing military plans could give enemies information they could use to their advantage.

The White House says President Donald Trump has decided not to attend a summit in South America this week to remain in the U.S.to manage the crisis.

Syria and Russian Federation, a main backer of Assad, have insisted that no chemical attack occurred and that only the opposition groups they call "terrorists" possess chemical weapons.

When it comes Syria, however, Trump has blamed Putin for supporting the Syrian regime.

Families were reportedly found suffocated in their homes and shelters, with foam on their mouths. A leader gassing his own people-his women, his children and men.

Her predecessor, David Cameron, unexpectedly lost a vote on military action after a Syrian chemical weapons attack in 2013, leading the U.S.to pull back from action as well.