U.S. President Donald Trump today (April 11, 2018) tweeted that Russia should "get ready" for U.S. missiles to be fired at its ally Syria, in response to a chemical attack near Damascus last week, according to the BBC website.
"Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" Trump said in his tweet.
Senior Russian figures have threatened to meet any U.S. strikes with a response.
Syrian President Bashar al-Asad's government denies mounting a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians in the rebel-held town of Douma. Trump called Assad a "gas-killing animal" as a result of the barbaric chemical attack.