Trump Threatens Possible Missile Strike In Syria

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USA and Russian forces most recently clashed in February, when US strikes killed dozens of Russian citizens helping Syria's government attack a rebel base.

The BBC said Ms May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in action led by the United States without seeking prior approval from Parliament.

He scoffed at Russia's claim that it will shoot down any USA missiles launched at Syria. Only one #kilo class submarine remained.

Since Trump's warning, the Syrian military has moved assets around in an attempt to shield them from U.S. missiles, possibly by putting them under Russian protection.

Trump later tweeted that Russian-US relations are "worse now" than ever before. 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 USA ambassador Nikki Haley, that US military action could place all three countries and the entire Middle East "on the threshold of some very sad and serious events".

Russia's Foreign Ministry responded by saying "smart" missiles would destroy evidence of a chemical attack.

She added the missiles should be aimed toward terrorists, "not legal government". "This is one that that should be noticed not just by the Assad regime, but by Iran and by Russian Federation as well, very clearly".

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Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following the shelling of Douma on the weekend.

President Donald Trump's national security team has met to discuss the US response to the Syrian government's apparent use of chemical weapons on its own people.

Trump's fiery response Wednesday comes after Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said Moscow would refer to President Vladimir Putin's instructions if Syria is attacked, which is to down the missiles and also attack the sources that fired them.

But John Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, said Mr. Trump should "back down" from his threats of an attack against Syria.

Donald Trump has issued a stark warning to Russian Federation and Syria to "get ready" for a missile attack on the Assad regime. In the past Trump has vowed to stand up to President Assad. "So, serious clashes may start", he said.

He warned that there had been an "escalation towards a significant crisis" in recent days.

"We, therefore, think that oil prices will struggle to rise significantly further, although in the short-term price spikes are possible given the heightened possibility of military action in Syria".

Prior to the tweet, Russian Federation said its air defenses would shoot down any incoming missiles and that its forces would retaliate against the source of any attacks.

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