Trump vows 'forceful' response on Syria imminent; Russian Federation warns of grave repercussions

A map showing Syria Lebanon and Israel

"We can not tolerate a war criminal", he said before accusing Mr Al Assad of killing half a million of his own people.

On Monday, Trump told a meeting of military leaders and national security advisers in Washington that he would take a decision that night or shortly after on a response, and that the United States had "a lot of options militarily" on Syria.

The US-Russia showdown at the Security Council comes amid warnings from President Donald Trump that there will be a "big price to pay" for the alleged attack in Douma.

Concerned that the US would respond with an attack, Russian military allegedly resorted to scrambling the GPS systems of smaller drones operating in the area.

A key issue being considered by US defense and intelligence agencies and war planners is the effectiveness of Syrian air defenses and the extent to which Russian Federation is helping to organize, and ultimately, direct Syrian air defense operations, according to two USA government sources.

In an Oval Office appearance with the emir of Qatar, Trump made no mention of his intentions in Syria. Now, if we see a military response aimed at brushing Russian Federation back in Syria, it will be framed not as proof that Trump isn't Russia's puppet after all, but merely as a cynical attempt to distract the nation.

Mr. Trump yesterday promised a rapid decision on action, as "we can not allow atrocities like that".

Trump spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The US president and his defence secretary James Mattis cancelled travel plans and intensified consultations both internally and with allies.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as planned.

On Monday, Israel accused Syria of "crimes against humanity" over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town, saying Assad's regime was responsible.

News of the OPCW mission to Douma also came as the UN Security Council was due to vote later Tuesday on rival United States and Russian draft resolutions in response to the alleged attack.

It was not immediately clear whether the announcement would delay or prevent a USA strike in Syria.

On Monday, Trump indicated that the administration would be making "some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours".

"A small punitive strike like previous year - basically a military slap on the wrist - would most likely hit military targets directly affiliated with the Syrian chemical weapons program: factories, warehouses or airfields".

The U.S. military has a wide range of warplanes and other capabilities in the Middle East.

That attack prompted the U.S. to launch several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. The Navy does not now have a carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Last April, after a Sarin nerve agent attack killed more than 80 people in a Syrian opposition-held town, Mr Trump ordered the firing of dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base from US Navy ships in the Mediterranean.

"If he does, it's going to be very tough. He will. Everybody will".

Regime ally Moscow said it would propose a United Nations resolution on a "transparent and honest" investigation with the OPCW's involvement.

Russian Federation has the "blood of Syrian children" on its hands, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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