The US President Donald Trump has really been making names for himself as he told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ‘smart!” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country.
The message came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we – in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks – will shoot down US rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles”.
President Trump further chided Russia for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Wednesday’s tweet, saying it “shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to Trump’s tweet saying: “Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria’s] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory.
The warnings come as the United States and several European countries threatened to use military action against the Syrian government and its main ally, Russia, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma.
The Terror Saturday’s attack in Eastern Ghouta has killed dozens of people, mostly women and children, according to reports by activists and local medics aiding the injured at the scene of the attack.
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