Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Gold spikes after Trump warns Russian Federation to 'Get ready'

Gold spikes after Trump warns Russian Federation to 'Get ready'

He also said a clash "should be ruled out and therefore we are ready to hold negotiations".

As NPR's Mara Liasson reports, Trump's warning of an worldwide military strike contradicts his earlier criticism of President Barack Obama's actions in Syria.

Russian Federation joined the Syrian civil war to fight alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2015.

However, Russia may find it hard to respond in kind by imposing sanctions on US businesses since few of them have significant Russian exposure.

Alexander Zasypkin, to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV Tuesday that "if there is a strike by the Americans then. the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired".

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russia Tuesday for blocking a USA -backed draft resolution to create an independent investigation into the recent reported chemical weapons attack in Syria, calling it a "travesty" and saying Russia elected to protect a "monster" in Bashar al-Assad.

But, didn't he just tweet about Russian Federation and Syria needing to get ready for some missiles headed their way?

Trump's threats of retaliatory military action prompted a slew of Russian comments that warned that United States strikes could trigger direct military clash between the two former Cold War adversaries. "Stop the arms race?"

Trump on Tuesday warned that the US was prepared to take "forceful" action.

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But her truth was soon uncovered when one of her donors saw her party photos on Facebook , which made him question her claims. But the magistrate said he could not think of a "worse case ... needing both specific deterrence and general deterrence".

"(Deripaska) is one of the major shareholders in Norilsk, so I think there has been a bit of speculative buying", ICBC Standard Bank analyst Tom Kendall said.

State news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday quoted Andrei Krasov, deputy chairman of the State Duma's defense committee, as saying that Russian Federation will treat a US airstrike on Syria "not just as an act of aggression but a war crime of the Western coalition".

The fallout comes after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said Russia would shoot down any U.S. missiles heading Syria's way.

Before launching the April 2017 strike against Syria, U.S. officials repeatedly warned Russia that the government air base was about to come under attack - in part because Russian personnel had been there.

Trump did not take questions on these issues Wednesday as he signed an anti-online sex trafficking bill into law.

The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) warned the airlines about the risk of a possible air and missile strikes in Syria. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died.

This image shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Three Jersey-based companies "worth billions and controlled by a Russian "oligarch" with close ties to the Kremlin" have had tough sanctions imposed on them by the United States government, a Jersey publication has reported.

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