“Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!”
Fears of confrontation between Russia, Syria’s big ally, and the West have been running high since Trump said on Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, and lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian government and Russian Federation say the reports of a poison gas assault on the Syrian town of Douma are bogus. But he tweeted Thursday that it may come “very soon or not so soon at all!”
Sanders says the U.S.is confident in laying blame on the Syrian government and its Russian allies for Saturday’s deadly attack in Douma.
“We support serious approaches”, the Kremlin said.
President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend. “So he needs to take action”.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has called emergency meeting of her cabinet amid reports she is ready to give the green light for the United Kingdom to join any military action. She has cast the attack in Douma, which was held at the time by rebels, as barbaric.
Mattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an “inexcusable” use of chemical weapons, while noting that the global fact-finding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible.
At least 80 reportedly were killed in the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, allegedly with the nerve agent sarin.
“Whenever the Syrian army achieves victory in the field, some western countries rise their voices and intensify their movements in an attempt to change the track of events”, Assad said, according to SANA.
“The situation is tense”, Peskov said, adding that Russian Federation was calling for an “unprejudiced and objective investigation before making judgments” on the suspected use of chemical weapons.
US officials tell The Associated Press that the allies have weighed launching a military strike as early as the end of this week.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, also said pro-Syrian government forces were emptying main airports and military airbases. But Damascus allies had confirmed that precautionary measures were being taken throughout Syria. Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.
Trump has made no secret about his hostility toward Mueller in recent days.
On ABC-TV’s “This Week” program Sunday, Bossert said of the suspected chemical attack, “This is one of those issues on which every nation, all peoples, have all agreed and have agreed since World War II this is an unacceptable practice”.
Syria, Iran and Russian Federation say Israel was behind an airstrike on a Syrian air base on Monday that killed seven Iranian military personnel, something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied.
But he left the timing a mystery, saying it “could be very soon, or not so soon at all”.
“I’d be disappointed if he didn’t”, said Inhofe, who is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. The US delegation said it had done everything possible to accommodate Russian views and that the abortive council session marked a “decisive moment”.
Asked about the risks of USA military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civilian casualties.
That assault prompted the United States to launch several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.
And he described the Middle East as a “troubled place”.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria”.