Trump says relations with Russia worse than Cold War era, vows to continue air-strikes on Syria


United States Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia that the United States will continue fire missiles at Syria. The United States president said that the relations between the global powers were worse than Cold War era at the moment.

“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?,” he tweeted.

Trump’s remarks came after Russian warning suggesting that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon had said that any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted — a stark warning of a potential major confrontation in Syria.

In response, the US president said the missiles ‘will be coming’.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, 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!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Russian lawmaker had said that if US continued the attacks on Syria it could trigger a direct military clash between the two former Cold War adversaries.

The war of words between two nuclear powers began after US President Donald Trump threatened military action after last weekend’s suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus, which activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government and its ally Russia deny that such an attack happened.

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