Trump tells Russia to ‘get ready’ for US missile attack
Though he failed to detail what a strike would look like, or whether they would be US missiles, Mr Trump’s apparent confirmation that military action will be taken came after Russian lawmakers warned Moscow would view American air strikes on Syria as a war crime.
Mr Trump’s outburst appeared to be a response to Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, who said US launch sites as well as missiles would be targeted in the event of an attack.
“If there is a strike by the Americans then… the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” Mr Zasypkin told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV on Tuesday evening.
The US president has previously threatened military action in response to Syria’s suspected poison gas attack, which activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people.
The Syrian government and its Russian backer deny the attack took place.