Trump says US-Russia relations worse than ever, offers economic help

US sanctions rock Russian billionaire's Swiss empire

US sanctions rock Russian billionaire's Swiss empire

Amid the fallout from a devastating chemical weapon attack in Syria, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the relationship between the United States and Russian Federation is worse now than it was during the Cold War. "We support serious approaches".

The fallout from biting new USA sanctions on Moscow continued to rattle investors and fears of military action were stoked again after one of Russia's ambassadors reiterated it would shoot down any USA missiles fired at Syria. President Bashar al-Assad's government - which receives military backing from Russian Federation - denies being behind any chemical attack, a BBC report said.

In the U.S. Congress introduced a bill to impose sanctions against Russian Federation because of the case of the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

NPR's Lama Al-Arian, reporting from Beirut, reports that Zasypkin said he was quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I've said repeatedly I wish Russian Federation were no worse than a friendly rival as opposed to an unfriendly adversary, and what they're doing around the world including Syria is not helpful", Johnson said. "I think there's a better way of doing this", he told CNN. As Commentary Magazine's John Podhoretz (no Trump booster) observed, "If the Russians have blackmail material on Trump that could destroy him, they should probably let it out pretty soon before his sanctions turn on everybody in Putin's orbit". He has figured in Russian election-meddling investigations in the USA due to his ties to former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who once worked as his consultant.

Recalling her words a day earlier where she said the world "must see justice done" following Saturday's chemical attack on Douma, Haley said the countries that supported the US resolution couldn't let another such attack occur without a response.


Mandelker said the US could impose additional restrictions on any company dealing with the Russian tycoons and government officials penalized in the latest sanctions rolled out last week.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Wednesday that its partners reported an estimated 500 patients had sought help at medical facilities "exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals".

This image shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2018.

"The record will not be kind to one permanent member of this council".

European airspace authorities have warned aircraft to take care when flying close to Syria because of possible military action against Assad's forces.

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