Apr 11, 2018
By Jane Brown
U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be warning Russia that missiles will be coming.
On Twitter this morning, Trump posted “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart!” He adds “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
(President Donald Trump is flanked by National Security Advisor John Bolton while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria on April 9, 2018. Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime, saying it could trigger a direct military clash.
Trump didn’t say whether he was referring to a U.S. military strike. But he has threatened military action in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack, which activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people.
The Syrian government and its ally Russia have denied that such an attack ever happened.