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Trump just tweeted that a strike on Syria is imminent

Trump just tweeted that a strike on Syria is imminent

Mr Trump sparked fears of war with Russian Federation, who back Syrian leader Bashar Al-assad, earlier this week when he tweeted that missiles fired at Syria would be coming "nice and new" and "smart". Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!", he threatened.

"Since Trump tweeted its initial threats the regime has completely changed its military deployments, particularly its air force, which in turn disrupted its air campaign", said Michael Horowitz, a senior analyst at the Le Beck geopolitical consultancy.

US officials have consulted with global allies on a possible joint military response to Syria's alleged poison gas attack. Trump cancelled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The attack has drawn global outrage and prompted the United States and its allies to consider a military strike on Syria, something Moscow has strongly warned against.

In a tweet that social media users criticized for failing to grasp the gravity of the situation, the president appeared to tease the possibility of a strike against Syria, while perhaps backpedaling on its imminence.

She had recalled ministers from their Easter holiday for the meeting to discuss Britain's response to what she has called a barbaric attack that can not go unchallenged.

A man is washed following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018.

President Emmanuel Macron said France, the US and Britain will decide how to respond in the coming days.

At the same time, France's President Emmanuel Macron was quoted as saying that he has "proof" that the Syrian government targeted civilians in Douma with chemical weapons last week.

The Syrian government strongly denied involvement, and Russian Federation issued a stark warning in an attempt to halt retaliation.

The French president does not need parliamentary permission to launch a military operation.

But at the same time, the USA can still do enormous damage to Assad's more permanent infrastructure, such as its airfields and chemical weapons facilities.

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The U.S. State Department said the United States has proof at "a very high level of confidence" that the Syrian government carried out the attack but is still working to identify the mix of chemicals used. Trump responded by launching Navy cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.

At the House hearing, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, disputed Trump's legal authority to act without congressional authority and suggested a USA strike would lead to war with Russian Federation.

The arguments put forward by the three allies were dismissed by Russian Federation as a pretext to advance the West's goal of overthrowing Assad and keeping Moscow's influence in check.

Maj Gen Konashenkov said Britain was "directly involved in the provocation".

"We hope that there will be no point of no return - that the USA and their allies will refrain from military action against a sovereign state", Nebenzia said.

A UN-led panel has determined that Assad's forces had used sarin in the town of Khan Sheikhun last yaer and chlorine in at least three attacks on villages in 2014 and 2015.

Trump spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump met with members of his National Security Council on Thursday to discuss the US's options with regards to Syria.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", said Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.

France said it would consider a response with the United States and Britain.

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are expected to arrive in Syria over the weekend to investigate the reported attack, following an invitation from Damascus.