US Strikes On Syria Could Put Russian Troops Under Fire

Theresa May to lead National Security Council meeting on 'barbaric' Syria attack

Theresa May to lead National Security Council meeting on 'barbaric' Syria attack

Donald Trump warned Russian Federation that USA missiles to Syria "will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" in a tweet Wednesday morning".

Russia's foreign ministry responded to the warning by accusing the United States of attempting to destroy evidence of the reported chemical weapons attack, which Russian Federation and the Syrian government have denied ever occurred.

The Russian military said on March 13 that it would respond to any US strike on Syria. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" He adds: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

"I would once again ask you, once again beseech you, to refrain from the plans that you're now developing for Syria", Nebenzya told his USA counterpart Nikki Haley after the United Nations council failed to agree to a UN-led investigation to determine who was responsible for the attack.

Trump, with his rhetoric, has taken an unusually hard line against the Assad regime's brutality, condemning the attack as "sick" and "atrocious" and even coining a new nickname for the country's leader: "Animal Assad". It is now operating off Lebanon alongside USA ships as part of France's military contingent fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. proposal would have revived the work of a previous United Nations panel, known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism, that shut down in November after Russian vetoed a resolution to renew its mandate.

"History will record that, on this day, Russian Federation chose protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people", Haley said, referring to Assad.

Russia's ambassador to Lebanon has warned that Russian Federation would attempt to shoot down a US missile strike and target the missile launch sites in response.

Syrian opposition activists and paramedics said at least 40 people were killed in last weekend's suspected chemical attack and blamed the government.


Russian Federation and the United States blocked attempts by each other in the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to set up global investigations into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. France is already involved in the USA -led coalition created in 2014 to fight the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. This is in contrast to an incident one year ago in which USA intelligence agencies had video and other evidence of certain aspects of the actual attack, which involved the use of Sarin gas.

Last year, the United States launched strikes from two Navy destroyers against a Syrian air base.

One official said the U.S., France and Britain were considering military options that would be more extensive than the punitive, one-day strike last April.

The Assad government and Russian Federation both urged the OPCW to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma, a move by the two countries that was apparently aimed at averting any US -led action.

The threats of USA military action against Syria "should make us seriously anxious, all of us", Nebenzya said.

One woman who refused to be identified because of fear for her security described herself as "trembling" and said she stocked up on food and is considering not sending her kids to school.

But The Times reports that the UK's Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Mr Trump to provide more evidence of the suspected chemical attack. Trump said, referring Moscow's alliance with Assad.

Last week, the White House announced that the USA military mission in Syria "is coming to a rapid end".

The Eurocontrol airspace organization said that the European Aviation Safety Agency had sent a "Rapid Alert Notification" that flight operators needed to consider the possibility of air or missile strikes into Syria.

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