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Trump warns Russia: A Russian diplomat earlier said American military assets would be targeted in the event of missiles being fired at Syria.

President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that airstrikes against Syria were imminent after a Russian diplomat pledged that U.S. missiles would be shot down and their launch sites targeted.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump said in a tweet. “Get ready Russia because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart.'”

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?

His comments follow an alleged chemical attack on a rebel enclave near Damascus over the weekend, and come after the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, warned that American military assets would be targeted in the event of a strike against Syria.

“If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President [Vladimir] Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” he told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV.

The Russian military announced later on Wednesday that it was sending troops to secure Douma, where dozens were allegedly killed Saturday in a suspected poison gas attack. Read more

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Trump warns Russia: A Russian diplomat earlier said American military assets would be targeted in the event of missiles being fired at Syria.