Donald Trump has warned Russia in an incendiary tweet to “get ready” for US missile strikes against its ally SyriaRepublic in Western Asia in response to Saturday’s chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town outside Damascus.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at SyriaRepublic in Western Asia,” the US president tweeted. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
In an instant reply the Russian foreign ministryRussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said “smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, and not elected governments”.
Russia and the western alliesGrouping of the victorious countries of World War II were unable to compromise on a concerted international response to the use of chemical weapons at the UN on Tuesday evening, after a diplomatic crisis erupted over an attack on DoumaCity in Syria on 7 April that killed more than 45 people.