Trump still mulling military options in Syria as tensions with Russian Federation rise

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Russian Federation has warned the USA that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries, according to a BBC news report.

"Syria indeed today represents the most serious threat to worldwide peace and security", Guterres said.

The United States and Britain have also blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

"We can not take such risks", he said at a forum.

"Not a single one of the cruise missiles entered the zone of Russian air defense systems", the Defense Ministry said.

"We warned about this long ago", he said.

Russia, which is an element of this P5 - that the 5 permanent members of their U.N. Security Council - partnered with the U.S.at 2013, if the USA was running airstrikes on Syria, in an agreement that involved Syria's compound weapons stash to be eliminated from the middle of 2014.

The White House says it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies on how to respond.

The Russian representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulguin, pointed out that his country has irrefutable evidence that London was behind the dramatization of the aforementioned attack, with which they justified an aggression against Syria.

Trump has slammed Russian Federation for its partnership with "Gas Killing Animal" Assad, spurring concerns that a USA strike could lead to a conflict with Russian Federation, which has major military facilities at Tartus and Khmeimim and works cheek-by-jowl with Syria forces that could be targeted.

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Witnesses, survivors and medical workers have told journalists that scores of people were treated for breathing difficulties that night and that the victims emitted a strong smell of chlorine, which has been widely used in the past as a weapon of war.

Trump himself appeared on Thursday to cast doubt on at least the timing of any US -led military action, tweeting: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

According to Russian Federation, the reports of chemical attacks in Syria are part of a strategy created to justify foreign intervention.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a major supporter of Syria's government.

What is less clear is whether sarin - the agent used in the chemical attack last April that prompted USA missile strikes - or a similar agent was also used.

The war of words between the USA and Russian Federation over Syria's use of chemical weapons against its own people has escalated.

The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking worldwide inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy leader of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement, told Lebanese daily al-Joumhouria: "The conditions do not point to a total war happening. unless Trump and (Israeli leader Benjamin) Netanyahu completely lose their minds".

On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" it said.

"While discussing all this, the issue we insisted on was that the increasing tensions in the region would not be right and the crisis in the region should end with the establishment of peace", Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.

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