(From The Guardian)
Donald Trump has warned Russia in an incendiary tweet to “get ready” for US missile strikes in Syria after a UN security council meeting failed to stave off the prospect of military confrontation over a chemical weapons attack on a town outside Damascus at the weekend.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” 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!”
The Kremlin has warned the US and its allies that a military strike against Syria could lead to further instability in the region.
Russia and the western allies were unable to compromise on a concerted international response to the use of chemical weapons at the UN on Tuesday evening.
The US, UK and France continue to make preparations for military action intended to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which they say is responsible for the latest chemical weapons attack, on the Damascus suburb of Douma on 7 April, which killed more than 45 people.