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USA concerned about triggering wider war as it weighs strike on Syria

14 Avril 2018

Japan plans to avoid expressing direct support for actual US military action against Syria, in an attempt to avoid damaging negotiations with Russian Federation over a decadeslong territorial row, government sources said Thursday.

And Alexander Zasypkin, Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, vowed that any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites attacked.

Mr Trump described Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as a "Gas Killing Animal" and said the US's relationship with Russian Federation was worse than it had ever been in history in a series of furious tweets posted this evening.

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Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisDems want Mattis to reveal experts behind Pentagon transgender policy Withdrawal from Syria would be unusual bright spot for American foreign policy Trump thanks California governor for sending troops to border: "Good job" MORE said this week that the USA was looking for evidence as the Trump administration weighs its response.

Russia, a Syrian military ally, has called for restraint, saying there was no evidence that the Syrian government used a banned chemical agent in Douma.

In another series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump bemoaned the state of relations between the United States and Russian Federation.

The White House says President Donald Trump has decided not to attend a summit in South America this week to remain in the U.S.to manage the crisis.

But Trump reportedly also followed up the warning with communications to Russia to help avoid United States missiles hitting Russian targets in Syria, despite the White House's statement that the USA wasn't afraid to hit them.

The president on Wednesday seemed to confirm future USA strikes in Syria when he tweeted that missiles fired at Syria "will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" "The victory of Syria will change the map of the region and the world", she said, adding that Israel is feverishly trying to prolong the Syrian war.

The rebel Syria Civil Defense Force claimed more than 40 people were killed and entire families were gassed to death in Saturday's attack on Douma.

Last year, the US military formally notified Russian Federation over a hotline shortly before 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck the Shayrat air base.

Shabaan described the United States threats as part of a psychological war launched by the West to show strength after their failure in Syria.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that the US threat to strike Syria will further destabilize the region, state news agency SANA reported.

Macron told Putin he wanted to "intensify" talks in order to "bring peace and stability to Syria", the French President's office said in a statement.

USA concerned about triggering wider war as it weighs strike on Syria