Trump blames Mueller for worsening Russian Federation ties

  • Trump blames Mueller for worsening Russian Federation ties

Trump blames Mueller for worsening Russian Federation ties

On Wednesday, Trump warned Russian Federation to brace for US engagement in Syria, after a suspected chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma killed dozens.

Russian Federation said it deployed military police in Douma on Thursday after the town was taken over by government forces.

In December Putin made a surprise visit to Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Latakia, Syria where he ordered a partial pullout of the country's troops, saying their task had been largely completed.

Moscow and Damascus have called on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the attack and find the real perpetrators. "I was very positive about Ukraine-another negative to the Fake Russia C story!" he said.

Earlier Mr Trump appeared to backtrack on inflamed comments he tweeted on Monday that Russian Federation should "get ready".

Konstantin Kosachev, the head of foreign affairs committee in the upper house of Russian parliament, said it's "really scary to think what kind of people control the largest military arsenal the planet has ever seen".

'We'll be working with our closest allies to consider how we can ensure that those responsible are held to account, and also how we can prevent and deter the humanitarian catastrophe of the use of chemical weapons in the future, ' she said.

Indeed, the spokesman for another Iranian-backed militia warned on Wednesday that a United States attack on Syria would have serious consequences for the entire region.

He says claims of a chemical attack were fabricated and "can't serve as a pretext for any forceful actions".

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said air strikes could stop investigators entering the affected area of Douma to find out what took place. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted that "missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting worldwide terrorism in its territory for several years".

Russian Federation has said it will target US missiles and the ships or planes that fire them if an attack on Syria threatens the lives of its own military personnel based there.

President Donald Trump warned Russian Federation on Wednesday to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, but tweeted Thursday that it may come "very soon or not so soon at all!"

Trump was apparently responding to a statement by Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin.

Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russian-U.S. military hotline to avoid escalation in the event of a U.S. strike, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active".

Reports of the alleged attack first emerged on Saturday, when rebel-allied groups said an apparent chemical attack killed up to 70 people.

Western nations are preparing their response to Saturday's attack, which Russian Federation claims was "fake" and denies poison gas was used.

May has indicated she wants Britain to join in any US -led strikes in response to the suspected attack near Damascus. Any U.S. strike would probably involve the Navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defenses.

Russian officials in recent days had warned of the possibility of a direct military confrontation with the United States as a result of a US strike.

As the New York Times put it, "Trump's Twitter warning, along with the delay in acting, has given the Syrians as well as their Russian and Iranian allies days to prepare".

"Any delay or disruption in the visit will be a result of the political pressure exercised on the OPCW from a very well-known state, as the Syrian government expressed its readiness to facilitate this visit", Ja'afari said.