13.04.2018 | Putin & Trump on war footing - Russian ships move location
Source - The Daily Express
The prospect of a confrontation between Russia, the Syrian government's ally, and the West have been running high since Donald Trump said on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7.
Mr Trump has since tempered those remarks and the White House said no final decisions on possible actions had been taken.
But the US President demanded action be taken "fairly soon" as British Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her senior ministers to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons.
But Russia again warned the West against attacking its Syrian ally President Bashar al-Assad, who is also supported by Iran - claiming there is no evidence of a chemical attack.
And last night, Moscow's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Russia "cannot exclude any possibilities" of nuclear war.
Here are all the latest updates and news live on the developing conflict as it happens. All times in GMT.
"God forbid anything adventurous will be done in Syria following the Libyan and Iraqi experience," Lavrov told a news conference on Friday.
He said that even the smallest miscalculation in Syria could lead to new waves of migrants and that ultimatums and threats do not help the dialogue.
Russia and the United States are using their channels of communications on Syria, according to the minister.