Trump says Russian Federation ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller

Saul Bowman
April 13, 2018

But even 280 characters seems insufficient to threaten - or maybe more than threaten? - both Russian Federation and Syrian with missile strikes.

The US government is still assessing the intelligence on the alleged chemical attack in Duma and still does not have hard evidence that chemical agents were used, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told members of Congress on Thursday.

According to Shamanov, these actions are connected to a possible missile strike by the United States in Syria.

Trump said that relations have become worse than during the cold war. "The notorious White Helmets, who operate as part of terrorist groups, staged and filmed a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the town of Douma", Poznikhir told reporters.

Bolton may believe that advocating an attack on Syria very quickly might reduce the dangers of a Russian reaction by giving Moscow less time to prepare any response, Kwiatkowski suggested.

Amid an argument with Russian Federation over the prospect of missile strikes, President Trump's national security team huddled Wednesday about how to respond to a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria.

"On April 7, probably the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was made".

Vassily Nebenzia said Russian Federation is very concerned with "the unsafe escalation" of the situation and "aggressive policies" and preparations that some governments are making, a clear reference to the Trump administration and its allies.

The Kremlin spokesman has commented on President Donald Trump's tweet warning of an imminent missile strike on Syria by saying that Moscow doesn't engage in Twitter diplomacy.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, wrote on Facebook: "Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting global terrorism on its territory for several years".

He wrote: 'Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria.

After the US warmongering rhetoric against Syria and its allies, Russian Federation warned the United States against striking Syria.

Syria has firmly denied any links to the attack, which reportedly killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 others. Or perhaps even worse given that Trump isn't publicly laying out a broad strategy of how to solve the problems surrounding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but rather previewing actual missile launches?

"Russia has warned US representatives, publicly as well as through proper channels, over the grave consequences that could arise if these strikes happen and whether deliberately or otherwise Russian citizens are hurt", Russia's envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said.

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