Trump threatens to strike Syria, amid heightened US-Russia tensions

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Trump threatens to strike Syria, amid heightened US-Russia tensions

"No one has empowered western leaders to take the role of a global policeman and simultaneously of investigators, attorneys, judges and executioners".

"500 people were poisoned in Syrian 'chemical attack". The Syrian government has denied the allegations.

"If there are problems, they must be solved at the negotiating table", she said.

Yulia Skripal has refused consular help from Russian Federation so far and has been under police protection after being poisoned with a deadly nerve agent, but Russian Federation has questioned whether she is being held against her will. Picture: Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences". The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town.

In a reference to the USA, he said that it "it would only benefit those who are protected by the ocean and expect to sit there and engage in continuous efforts to stir up the region in order to advance their geopolitical goals".

Davis explained that Putin would say, "We're going to keep this quiet, and we're going to calm things down", but in the meanwhile, "he will stab someone in the back".

Macron said Thursday that France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted".

Looming over the military planning are questions about how effective a punitive strike - no matter how broad - will be in deterring Assad from resuming chemical attacks. "But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russian Federation, she said. The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a Wednesday statement that it is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma. She said she spoke Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Tensions have been mounting over possible U.S. air attacks on the country after a chemical attack on Saturday on Douma, Eastern Ghouta, which killed scores of people and seriously affected hundreds more.

Russian Federation entered Syria's civil war in 2015 and has backed the Assad regime.

Asked to comment on possible USA strikes, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Thursday that "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria".

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia has called on the United States and its allies to drop plans for potential military intervention in Syria, warning he "cannot exclude" the possibility of direct military confrontation between Moscow and Washington in case the Arab country is attacked.

"A perfectly executed strike", President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday in the aftermath of his second decision in two years to fire missiles against Syria.

Trump did not detail what a strike on Syria would look like, or whether these would be US missiles.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss ways of ending "the chemical massacre" in Syria during a telephone call with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

A year ago, Putin was nurturing hopes for better ties with the US under President Donald Trump.

The draft law is aimed at protecting Russia's interests and security in the face of "unfriendly and unlawful acts by the United States of America and other foreign states".

He did not give the source of his information but said: "We have proof that last week chemical weapons, at least chlorine, were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad".

The Syrian president was in a "good mood" and continuing his work in Damascus, agencies cited the lawmakers as saying, and praised the Soviet-era air defence systems used by Syria to help to repel the Western attacks. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills people and enjoys it!" he wrote.

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