Published On: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

WW3 LOOMS: Donald Trump tells Russia ‘missiles are coming’ over Syria…Putin HITS BACK

His threat came after the Kremlin vowed to shoot down bombs and their launch sites in response to Assad’s alleged chemical attack on civilians.

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that the US smart missiles could be an attempt to destroy evidence of an alleged chemical attack on the ground in Syria.

The US President’s shock comments come after Alexander Zasypkin, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV: “If there is a strike by the Americans then… the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired.”

President Trump has not taken any heed of Moscow and appears to be close to taking action in Syria after Saturday’s deadly chemical attack.

He vowed “animal Assad” would pay a “heavy price”.

The US leader fired back to Russia and said: “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War.

“There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”

Earlier this morning he wrote: “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!”

“You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Russia and Iran are the main backers of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad whose ruthless seven-year war against his own people is supported by Russian warplanes.

Russia and the US blocked attempts by each other in the UN Security Council on Tuesday to set up international investigations into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

And now the US and its allies, including the UK, are considering whether to hit Syria over a suspected poison gas attack that medical relief organisations say killed dozens of people in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on Saturday.

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.

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said during a visit to Damascus on Tuesday that an Israeli attack on an air base in Syria earlier this week would “not remain without response”.

The Russian military said on March 13 that it would respond to any U.S. strike on Syria by targeting any missiles and launchers involved. Russia is Assad’s most powerful ally and its devastating air power has helped him wrest back large areas of territory from rebels since 2015.

Zasypkin also said a clash between Russia and the United States over Syria “should be ruled out and therefore we are ready to hold negotiations”.

Earlier in the week, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said there was no threat of the situation in Syria spiralling into U.S.-Russian hostilities. TASS news agency quoted him as saying he believed common sense would prev

Earlier today several reports claimed US coalition aircraft were spotted flying over Iraq and Jordan, heading towards Syria.

And a KC-767 re-fuelling aircraft has entered Jordan from Saudi Arabia, according to local sources.

A number of social media users have reposted Donald Trump’s tweet from 2013, where he wrote that the US shouldn’t attack Syria.

Posting in September 2013, he wrote: “Don’t attack Syria – an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!”

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