Later, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Minister, stated that the "smart missiles" have to be aimed at the terrorist side, and not at the illegal government, which has been struggling with the worldwide terrorism on its territory for a couple of years (the Government of Bashar Hafez al-Assad). "Or is the trick to destroy all the traces with a smart missile strike and then there will be no evidence for worldwide inspectors to look for?"
Trump is consulting with worldwide allies and military advisers about a strike on Syria.
"We are more neutral today (in terms of risk asset allocation) than we have been at any time over the last two years", NN Investments Chief Investment Officier Valentijn van Niewenhuijzen said. "We're still working on this", he said.
European airspace authorities are warning aircraft to be careful over the next days when flying close to Syria because of possible military action against President Bashar Assad's forces.
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Trump unleashed his counter-threat hours after Russia's ambassador to Lebanon warned that his country will shoot down any USA missiles fired at Syria in a punitive strike on the Damascus regime over its alleged use of chemical weapons.
Alexander Zasypkin, to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV Tuesday that "if there is a strike by the Americans then. the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired".
Was this tweet a purposeful kick-off of a missile launch? "So, serious clashes may start", he said.
The U.S. President Donald Trump promised a "quick response" to the chemical attack in Douma (Syria).
Syria has denied that it used poison gas.
Russia, meanwhile, has vowed to respond to any US action targeting the Assad government.
She said the USA was consulting intensively with British financial institutions and oversight agencies as it prepared to impose the latest round of sanctions.
The former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Ryan Crocker, says that the U.S.is obligated to strike Syria again. "I think there's a better way of doing this".
At this stage it seems that the US and allies like France and Saudi Arabia could begin a strike on Syrian forces within the week.
It also noted that during Monday's sitting of the States of Jersey lawmakers, senator Philip Ozouf had raised a question about the vetting process for high-value residents coming to live in Jersey, in light of the Skripal poisoning and the U.S. sanctions, and that economic development minister Lyndon Farnham had replied that Jersey has a "robust" regime for vetting incoming HNWIs that is continuously reviewed.
Russian Federation has been a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, providing air cover for his offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian rebels.
Trump did not take questions on these issues Wednesday as he signed an anti-online sex trafficking bill into law.
He claimed that "Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama" are involved in the investigation, and that Mueller himself has conflicts of interest. However, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is quoting a lower number.
Russian Federation vetoed a USA draft resolution at the UN Security Council on Tuesday that would have established an independent investigation into the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria.