"Get ready Russia, because they will be coming," - Trump on Russia's pledge to down any missiles fired at Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said that regardless of Russia's threats Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would still be held accountable for the recent chemical weapons attack in Douma.

 As reported by Censor.NET, Trump's tweet came after the statement by Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites would be targeted.

Syrian activist groups on Saturday said toxic gas inside barrel bombs dropped from helicopters over a rebel-held city in Syria killed dozens of civilians and wounded scores more. Syrian state news said an "official source" denied the allegations.

In the early hours of Monday morning, Syria State TV reported that "several missiles" had been fired at the T4 air base in Homs, in the country's west, adding that it was "likely an attack by the U.S." The Pentagon issued a statement Sunday denying it was conducting air strikes in the region.

On April 9, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said that Moscow had warned the United States of "grave repercussions" if it carries out an attack against Syrian government forces over reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack.

"There was no chemical weapons attack," Nebenzia told the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council that Washington "will respond" to the attack on a rebel-held town in Syria regardless of whether the United Nations Security Council acts or not.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3060682