Trump warns Syria and Russian Federation 'missiles are coming - get ready'

  • Trump warns Syria and Russian Federation 'missiles are coming - get ready'

Trump warns Syria and Russian Federation 'missiles are coming - get ready'

Syria on Wednesday described US President Donald Trump's threats of missile strikes on the country in response to an alleged chemical attack as a "reckless escalation", state news agency SANA said.

US President Donald Trump blamed the suspected attack on Syrian government forces and has threatened to respond militarily, tweeting that missiles "will be coming".

Donald Trump has told Russian Federation "missiles will be coming" as part of the U.S. response to a suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria. Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!"

Syrian relief workers said 60 people were killed in Saturday's suspected chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma.

He added that the deteriorating Russia-US relationship does not have to be that way. There is no reason for this.

Another Russian official, Vladimir Shamanov, said only that a nuclear strike as retaliation by Russia was "unlikely", while the country's ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, warned US ambassador Nikki Haley, that USA military action could place all three countries and the entire Middle East "on the threshold of some very sad and serious events". "Stop the arms race?" he wrote.

The Russian military said on March 13 that it would respond to any USA strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack.

Moscow and the Syrian regime deny any involvement in the gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma.

"The buildings of the ministry of defense and the army headquarters have been empty for two days", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

The Syrian government and Russian Federation, which backs Assad, have denied a chemical attack took place.

She warned that a United States missile strike could destroy evidence of the use of chemical weapons and thus hinder an objective investigation.

That sealed a big victory for President Bashar al-Assad, who has now crushed the rebellion in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus.

Russian state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Andrei Krasov, deputy chairman of the State Duma's defence committee, as saying Russia would treat a USA airstrike on Syria "not just as an act of aggression but a war crime of the Western coalition".

Mr Trump did not specify whether his tweet referred to a USA military strike.

He has been in consultations with Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron about possible military strikes in Syria.

Officials of the Trump administration have been discussing with officials of France and Britain a possible joint military response to Syria's alleged poison gas attack.

In April 2017, Trump launched a cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for a sarin attack the United Nations later pinned on Assad.

Russian Federation and the United States blocked attempts by each other in the UN Security Council on Tuesday to set up global investigations into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.