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"Get ready Russia, because they (missiles) will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, advising Russia to "not be partners" with "gas killing animal" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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
To focus better on Syria, Trump cancelled his maiden trip to Latin America on Tuesday, a move suggesting that the US might be working on a full military operation and not a limited strike.
With America still investigating the chemical attack, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said "all options remain on the table" and a final decision is yet to be reached.
The US, UK and France are together prepping for the military strike, reported the BBC.
French President Emmanuel Macron intends to target "the regime's chemical capabilities".
In the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly willing to "act on Syria" as urgently as possible, even without the British parliament's consent.
Meanwhile, USS Donald Cook, America's Navy guided-missile destroyer, is in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Syrian government on Saturday reportedly dropped toxic chemical bombs in Douma, the last rebel-held town near capital Damascus, killing at least 70 and injuring over 500 people, allege activists and rescue workers.
However, Bashar al-Assad government, which allegedly gets military support from Russia, has denied all claims of any involvement in the chemical attack.
In another tweet, Trump painted a bleak picture of the US-Russia relations, saying it is "worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War."
Saying things could change, he added it would be "very easy" for the US to help Russia with its struggling economy, but only if "all nations work together" and "stop the arms race".
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?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Russia has dismissed allegations of chemical attack, calling it a "provocation" by the West to justify its intervention in Syria.
On Wednesday, it said samples taken from Douma didn't reveal any chemical exposure.
Russia has also warned the US with gunning down its missiles and launch sites if they endanger Russian personnel.
Moreover, Russian battleships have left the naval base in Syria's Tartus.
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