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Trump weighs Syria options, Russia envoy says he 'cannot exclude' war

Putin watches the troops marching as he and Syrian President Bashar Assad visit the Hemeimeem air base in Syria Trump weighs Syria options, Russia envoy says he 'cannot exclude' war
Patty Aguilar | 13 April, 2018, 10:34

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"They are the guarantors of law and order in the town", RIA news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the situation in the town of Douma, just east of the Syrian capital, is "normalizing". Capable of intercepting U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles, there are question marks over whether Moscow has enough interceptor missiles deployed to Syria to handle a large swarm of missiles.

In a bid to avoid an escalation, Sweden proposed a Security Council resolution on Thursday, seen by Reuters, that would ask Guterres to send a high-level disarmament team to Syria to address "all outstanding issues on the use of chemical weapons once and for all".

"The situation [in Syria] is very risky", Nebenzia said.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", Trump said in a tweet this morning. Macron said he has been talking regularly this week with U.S. President Donald Trump about the most effective response.

The Kremlin spokesman has commented on President Donald Trump's tweet warning of an imminent missile strike on Syria by saying that Moscow doesn't engage in Twitter diplomacy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he hopes "common sense" will prevail in an increasingly "chaotic" world. He added that "we support serious approaches and keep thinking that it's important not to make any steps that could further destabilize the already fragile situation". Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted that "missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting global terrorism in its territory for several years".

Faced with the threat of a US strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: allow USA missiles to hit Moscow's ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States.

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Britain would work with United States and France to coordinate an worldwide response, the statement said. Earlier in the week, Trump suggested he was committed to ordering strikes in Syria.

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It came after Russia's ambassador to Syria's neighbour Lebanon warned that missiles - and U.S. jets firing them - would be shot down by the forces of president Vladimir Putin.

Responding to a Russian official who said they would shoot down any USA missiles aimed at Syria, Trump issued a warning on Twitter Wednesday: "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"

Prime-time talk shows on Russian state TV featured senior lawmakers and military experts engaging in heated discussions of possible scenarios of a clash between Russia and the US, all the way to an all-out nuclear war.

If driven into a corner by a USA attack, Putin will be unlikely to sit back.

It's unclear who is behind the suspected poison gas attack in Syria that reportedly killed at least 40 people.

Assad has been bracing for an American strike in response to the suspected chemical attack.

At this stage it seems that the USA and allies like France and Saudi Arabia could begin a strike on Syrian forces within the week.

President Vladimir Putin first launched a military intervention in Syria in 2015, turning the tables in the multi-front civil war in favour of ally Assad.

In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said all the indications pointed to Syrian government responsibility for the Douma attack and such "a shocking and barbaric act" could not go unchallenged.

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