Trump Seems to Back Down From Syria Missile Threat: 'Never Said When'

Trump Seems to Back Down From Syria Missile Threat: 'Never Said When'

Trump Seems to Back Down From Syria Missile Threat: 'Never Said When'

The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Bashar al-Assad regime for a chemical attack Saturday night in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others. Meanwhile, Sweden has proposed asking the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to suggest an impartial mechanism to assign blame for the chemical attack in Syria. Everybody's going to pay a price.

Assad and Velayati criticised Western threats to carry out strikes on Syria in response to the alleged use of toxic weapons at the weekend, the presidency said. Pentagon planners now are also likely to target the pilots and the commanders, said the former official who spoke about military options on condition of anonymity.

Russian Federation has warned the United States against carrying out a "military intervention on fabricated pretexts", and has accused the White Helmets civil defense organization in Syria of staging a fake chemical weapons attack in Douma. On that occasion, the U.S. Any use of chemical weapons by anybody against anybody else is clearly illegal as well as immoral and wrong.

Trump's comments follow remarks from Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, who reportedly said told a Hezbollah television station Tuesday that Russian Federation would shoot down American missiles fired at Syrian government targets.

How did Trump respond to Russian Federation?

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee urged President Trump Wednesday to launch a "regime-threatening" military attack against Syria, as the president warned on social media that a missile strike is imminent.

Trump called Assad a "gas killing animal".

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Opposition leader David Smolansky says Maduro's government "has become a threat to the region". He made the announcement on Friday during a meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in televised remarks that "we don't participate in Twitter diplomacy", adding that "it's important not to make any steps that could further destabilize the already fragile situation".

Did Russia respond to Trump's tweet?

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said any United States missile salvo could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the reported gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, for which Damascus and Moscow have denied any responsibility.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said earlier that day that the United States is "still assessing the intelligence" on whether the Assad regime is to blame for the recent suspected chemical attack.

Trump's characterization of the relationship between the two powers mirrors comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the USA and the closing of a Russian embassy in Seattle last month.

"We have proof that last week chemical weapons were used, at least chlorine, and that they were used" by Assad's forces", he also said.

Mr Macron said he has discussed the Syrian crisis with Mr Trump every day this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May has not said whether British forces would be involved.

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