Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad backer Russian Federation

Russia warns US against military action over alleged chemical attack in Syria

Meanwhile, in a self-crediting gesture, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place". A US guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean.

The strikes were a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma last weekend which killed dozens of civilians.

Chemical weapons experts for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Syria to investigate the suspected poison gas attack.

Since coming to office Trump has thumbed his nose at domestic opposition, brushed aside Moscow's actions in the United States, Ukraine and Syria and embraced tighter relations with the Kremlin.

"Russia is calling an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the aggressive actions of the U.S. and its allies", the Kremlin said in an earlier statement.

The BBC reported that May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action.

"A perfectly executed strike last night", tweeted President Trump.

"Today, I called the Ambassadors of the five Permanent Members of the Security Council to reiterate my deep concern about the risks of the current impasse and stressed the need to avoid the situation spiraling out of control", he said, referring to the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain. The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.

"Smart missiles should fly toward terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting worldwide terrorism for several years on its territory", she said.

Although he didn't provide the evidence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin has "irrefutable data" that the attack in Douma, that killed at least 75 people, was staged.

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"Whenever the Syrian army achieves victory in the field, some western countries rise their voices and intensify their movements in an attempt to change the track of events", Assad said, according to SANA. "But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defence of a principle on which we all agree", Haley told the UN Security Council.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said on April 12.

Experts who spoke to Business Insider about the recent military tensions between the U.S. and Syria over Russian Federation have unanimously said that Russian Federation is bluffing, and that they don't want a conventional war with the USA, as they would quickly and soundly lose.

The Ministry claims the air strikes were a response to the "success" of Al Assad's Syrian army in liberating their territory from global terrorism.

"We will continue sharing technical and strategic information with our partners, particularly with the United Kingdom and the United States".

Putin spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and urged him to do nothing to destabilise Syria.

Both Russia and Iran, Assad's other main ally, have warned his enemies against military action in recent days, underlining their commitment to the Syrian government they have armed and supported through years of conflict.

Just minutes into the bombardment, the strike appeared to be much more severe than the response to a similar chemical attack by Syria in April 2017.

Mr. Trump told reporters on Monday during a Cabinet meeting that the administration would be making a "major" decision on Syria within the next 24 to 48 hours.

By releasing Sarin gas onto the Syrian people, it gives countries cause to attack Syria.

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