Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

Russia Threatens To Freeze Cooperation With US

The British cabinet meeting was due to begin at 14.30 GMT.

On Wednesday, he again warned Russian Federation of being an ally of the Assad regime.

President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to the Douma incident.

Russian Federation recently stated "it would certainly react to any sort of United States missiles shot on Syria by shooting all of them down" and even "targeting their launch locations".

The US defence secretary, James Mattis, did not rule out any military action against Assad's forces, while US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, gave a stern warning that Washington was ready to "respond" to the attack regardless of whether the Security Council acted or not.

He asked U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to call an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Friday. "We know a chemical weapon was used".

Russia, Syria and its other main backer, Iran, have said reports of the Douma attack were fabricated by rebels and rescue workers and have accused the United States of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the Syrian government. "From the point of view of the president, this was aggression and we share this position", Russia's TASS news agency quoted lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak as saying after the meeting with Assad.

She suggested that clarity about USA objectives was necessary to determine the appropriate targets for military action, even as Trump has said he wants United States forces to leave Syria within six months.

Douma and the sprawling eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, had been under rebel control since 2012 and was a thorn in the side of Assad's government, threatening his seat of power with missiles and potential advances for years.

Media captionThe US president has said "nothing's off the table" - so what options are on the table?

"The intelligence provided certainly paints a different picture", Sanders said.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned such an attack carried the risk of spinning out of control, suggesting caution ahead of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that USA officials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone on Wednesday and urged him to do nothing to destabilise Syria.

They did not eliminate the probability for a US-Russia conflict, stating Moscow was quite anxious about "the risky escalation" also "aggressive policies" in which specific government bodys are making.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced more sanctions against Russian citizens and companies, causing turmoil in the securities markets. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russia-U.S. military hotline to avoid casualties in a case of a U.S. blow, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active".

But Trump notably also said there was "no reason for this", reiterated his hope for talks with Putin to halt a new arms race, and blamed his domestic political opponents for poisoning ties.

Trump chastised Russian Federation and Iran for supporting "murderous dictators", and noted that Putin had guaranteed a 2013 worldwide agreement for Assad to get rid of all of his chemical weapons.

Trump, who has often said a commander in chief should never telegraph his military intentions, apparently did so himself, tweeting that missiles "will be coming" in response to the suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people near Damascus.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that President Emmanuel Macron would decide whether to launch an attack over the "non-respect of the worldwide convention against chemical weapons", which is a "red line" for France. But he said he personally believes it was an "inexcusable" use of chemical weapons. "We're going to cover it in gas and burn it together with an American flag", he promised.

Damascus agreed to hand over its chemical arsenal in 2013, narrowly avoiding American and French air strikes in retaliation for a suspected sarin attack.

British Minister Davis said his decision then to vote against the action was based on a lack of clear evidence and a lack of a clear plan.

Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a US strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress.

The Russian military said its chemical experts visited Douma shortly after the alleged attack and found no trace of chemical agents in ground samples.

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