Trump on Syria: 'Attack very soon or not so soon at all!'

Apr 14, 2018, 11:58
Trump on Syria: 'Attack very soon or not so soon at all!'

"Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"

Russia on Wednesday warned against the risk of a direct clash with the U.S.in Syria, with a Russian envoy saying USA missiles flying over the war-ravaged country would be shot down. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" Then Thursday he tweeted that an attack on Syria "could be very soon or not so soon at all!".

The U.S. president had sharply critical words for both Russian Federation and Iran, which have backed Assad's government.

Vladislav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, said the "whole world is horrified by" Trump's tweeting. The U.S. believe the attack, which left multiple civilians dead, was carried out by al-Assad on his own people, though Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed that the U.S.is still assessing related intelligence.

"There is no reason for this. Stop the arms race?" he wrote.

Amid the unprecedented tension between the two former Cold War adversaries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the nation's government evacuated forces from a number of air bases around the country.

Syria has accused militants of fabricating videos purporting to show victims of a chemical attack in order to frame the government and prompt global outrage.

Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was under way and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons.

Russia, a key ally of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, has said it has found no evidence that a chemical weapons attack occurred last Saturday and has blamed Syrian rebels for the attack.

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in televised remarks that "we don't participate in Twitter diplomacy".

The Syrian Civil War has pulled in the United States, Russia, Iran and nearly all of Syria's neighbors.

May has ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria in readiness for strikes against the Syrian military that could begin as early as Thursday night, London's Daily Telegraph newspaper said on Wednesday.

United States officials told The Associated Press that the allies had weighed launching a military strike as early as the end of this week.

"We have a number of options", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, "and all of those options are still on the table".

Trump called Assad a "gas killing animal".

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Palestinians stream to Gaza border for third week of mass protests

    Palestinians stream to Gaza border for third week of mass protests

    At least 30 Palestinians were wounded by Friday afternoon, the health ministry in Gaza said, with one shot in the head. In northern Gaza, a large Israeli flag was burned that had earlier been set on the ground for protesters to walk over.
    Aide questioned Pruitt's spending

    Aide questioned Pruitt's spending

    When asked for a response, EPA spokeswoman Jahan Wilcox said, "We will respond to members of Congress through the proper channel". The fearless EPA leader is said to be disenchanted with the agency's logo because it resembles, to him, a marijuana leaf .

    Majority of Americans say something like the Holocaust could happen again

    Poles should be comforted by the survey's finding regarding the primary location of the events tied to the Holocaust: Most U.S. And 58 percent of Americans believe that something like the Holocaust could happen again, the survey found.
  • Cardi B Sets New First-Week Streaming Record on Apple Music

    Cardi B Sets New First-Week Streaming Record on Apple Music

    Cardi B has broken an Apple Music streaming record previously held by Taylor Swift . The first song to hit number one was Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
    At Least 13 Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attacks

    At Least 13 Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attacks

    A resident of the area, Hassan Ali, said many security forces suffered casualties in the overnight attack. Afghan officials often give conflicting casualty figures immediately after an attack.
    Uber launches Movement in India to support data-driven urban planning

    Uber launches Movement in India to support data-driven urban planning

    But Uber failed to disclose that data on 57 million users and drivers around the world had been exposed in a separate incident in 2016.
  • Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence

    Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence

    Israel has declared a no-go zone close to the border fence, and deployed army sharpshooters along it. The Israeli military says snipers only target the main "instigators".
    Seattle Seahawks Postpone Meeting With Colin Kaepernick Over National Anthem Protests

    Seattle Seahawks Postpone Meeting With Colin Kaepernick Over National Anthem Protests

    There were conflicting reports as to whether Kaepernick kneeling in protest during the national anthem played a role. They released backup quarterback Trevone Boykin after a domestic assault accusation from his girlfriend .
    Chemical weapons use in Syria 'simply inexcusable': Mattis

    Chemical weapons use in Syria 'simply inexcusable': Mattis

    On the complicated nature of the fight in Syria, Mattis said "at times you're going to see contrary impulses", after Rep. The retired four-star general added that the Pentagon would notify Congress before any planned strike on Syria.
  • Coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce

    Coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce

    Despite narrowing down the food source, no common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified by health officials. Those most at risk from E. coli are the very young, very old and individuals with compromised immune systems, according to CNN .
    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.

    Online gambling and betting increased over 1386% during past five years

    So in as much as stakeholders are heavily spending on ads, their audience is also responding very well to what they are offering. In addition to this, there’s a wide variety of games which the platform offers to cater for all types of gamers.
popular