Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad backer Russian Federation

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Trump calls to congratulate him on his hollow victory.

Last month, the United States expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers in a coordinated response with European allies to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom.

Evidence shows that beyond a doubt Russian Federation interfered in the USA presidential election.

Oil prices jumped to their highest level in more than three years on Wednesday after Trump's warning, and US stock index futures fell sharply due to alarm about a possible Russian-US conflict over Syria.

In Syria, Trump vowed there would be a swift response to the chemical attack in Douma that killed 43 people and sickened more than 500. The military expenditure of the United States is up to $700bn.

Vladimir Putin said he was filled with "concerns" after a tumultuous 24 hours which has seen RAF jets put on alert for a missile strike in Syria and U.S. president Donald Trump issue a fiery threat to Russian Federation. Get ready Russian Federation, 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!" he tweeted second thing in the morning after letting off steam against domestic "fake news" first thing in the morning.

In response, Russia's Foreign Ministry said: "Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not towards the lawful government".

Russian Federation has warned the usa of "grave repercussions" if it strikes the Syrian regime over a suspected chemical weapons attack.

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Poznikhir also discussed the US Navy's deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf region and said the movement was being closely monitored. At a photo-taking session during a meeting with his Dutch counterpart, Mattis was asked by a reporter whether he had seen enough evidence to blame the Syrian government.

He did not elaborate but added that the U.S. military stood ready to provide military options, if appropriate. It was not immediately clear whether that visit might affect any US or allied military action.

His comments came minutes after Fox News featured a commentator talking about Moscow's threat to shoot down missiles and of "grave repercussions".

In a swipe at Donald Trump, the Kremlin said it favours a serious approach.

However, Russian state regulator hit USA fast-food chain McDonald's Corp. with a string of snap inspections in 2015, prompting it to temporarily shut many of its restaurants, which was widely seen as retaliation for the sanctions.

Shamanov emphasized that a retaliatory Russian strike could target US navy ships and aircraft. A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean.

The Syrian foreign ministry accused the U.S., which has supported some rebel groups in Syria's conflict, of using "fabrications and lies" as an excuse to hit its territory. The Syrian government denies responsibility.

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