Putin's Syria warning to Trump

Putin's family tree of his daughters

Putin's family tree of his daughters

After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles "will be coming".

In Syria, Trump vowed there would be a swift response to the chemical attack in Douma that killed 43 people and sickened more than 500.

At another point, Trump blamed the bad relationship on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 presidential election through hacks and fake news.

Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Darrell West told Xinhua: "It would sour relations with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and put Trump more on a path towards confronting Russia on a range of issues".

In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said all the indications pointed to Syrian government responsibility for the Douma attack and such "a shocking and barbaric act" could not go unchallenged.

The State Department said the symptoms reported were "consistent with an asphyxiation agent and of a nerve agent of some type" and investigators are headed to the scene. He's denying a report in The New York Times, and says that if he'd wanted to fire Mueller, he would have done so.

"Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'". The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", he said.

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So we made a decision to quit and put pressure on the central government through our strike", Mithun Reddy said. If we still stick to our posts, it would be like cheating them. "People believed us that we will fight for SCS.

The Pentagon said about the operation that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield in Homs province which targeted a Syrian airbase from where USA officials alleged the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack had been launched.

"If these strikes start, it could end very tragically and it's impossible to predict the outcome - that's the nature of military actions", Klintsevich said in a phone interview.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump did not mean that Mueller was the only reason for bad relations with Russian Federation, but that the Kremlin actions in Syria and Ukraine also played a role. "The president's been clear that the relationship with Russian Federation is at a new low, and that's due to a number of factors". Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday in a message aimed at Russian officials. "The continued use of chemical weapons can not go unchallenged".

"If the permanent representatives in the (UN) Security Council were to initiate steps. going beyond the diplomatic dimension, then we will be supportive", she added.

The threat of military response still hung in air, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying that there's proof that Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons.

The Syrian foreign ministry accused the United States, which has supported some rebel groups in Syria's conflict, of using "fabrications and lies" as an excuse to hit its territory.

This is the second time in a year that Washington is gearing up to respond militarily in Syria.