Russian Federation to deploy troops to site of chemical attack in Syria

Russian Federation to deploy troops to site of chemical attack in Syria

Donald Trump has warned Russian Federation to "get ready" for a United States missile strike in Syria in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the country four days ago.

President Trump's ominous Wednesday tweets aren't quite the same thing, but they do make one thing clear: The U.S. really, really wants to avoid striking Russian forces in Syria.

Trump's threat comes just hours after Russia's ambassador to Lebanon vowed that any U.S. missiles fired in Syria would be shot down.

Speaking to Channel 4 News earlier today, Mrs May said: "The first stage is for us to be assessing with our partners and allies what has actually happened in Syria on the ground".

He added that the deteriorating Russia-US relationship does not have to be that way.

"Smart missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting worldwide terrorism in its territory for several years", said Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a Facebook post.

The president canceled plans to attend a summit in South America over the situation in Syria, where at least 40 people were killed over the weekend in a suspected chemical attack.

In a follow-up tweet, Trump said America's relationship with Russian Federation "is worse now than it has ever been".

Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the European Union, told Euronews that Russia is "shocked by yet another provocation with the so-called chemical attack in Douma".

That's likely a reference to USA smart bombs that, typically, can evade missile-defense systems and then precisely hit a target.

The United States, Britain and France have argued the incident bears all the hallmarks of a strike ordered by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The 2,000 US troops in Syria advising local forces on defeating Islamic State militants would be vulnerable to missiles, artillery and other attacks, the former official said.

This is the leader of a global superpower speaking nonchalantly about launching a military strike that could kill soldiers from Syria and Russian Federation, another nuclear-armed country and staunch Syrian ally.

In an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV station, Mr Zasypkin said any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted.

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