US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to attack Iran and Russia for backing the Syrian regime, warning that there would be a “big price” to pay for the chemical weapons attack on a rebel stronghold late Saturday night that killed dozens of civilians.
“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world,” Trump posted on Twitter.
“President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay,” he tweeted. “Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”
Immediately after those war threatening tweets, the President Trump follow-up by summoning his cabinet and top generals, cancelluing planned meeting with leaders of North America nations to focus on Syria as US and Russia UN ambassadors throw barbs at each other as diplomacy eludes the grieved Syrian people once again.
But as Trump tries to rally international support for an imminent missile strike on Syrian army facilities, its chief acker Russia has vowed to retaliate immediately once the US strike Syria
Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon has said any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step which could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war according to independent
The ambassadors remarks echoes that of some Russian officials inside Moscow who have vowed retaliation
Trump waited not time to reply, tweeting “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 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
And almost immediately, Russia fires back through the foreign ministry spokeswoman
“Smart missiles must strike terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism on its territory for several years,” Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took to Facebook to respond to Donald Trump’s latest tweets on a possible military strike on Syria as tensions between the two nuclear powers remain dangerously sky high.