Tension between the United States and Russia is growing due to the possibility of an attack in Syria.
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vasili Nebenzia, warned on Wednesday the possibility of an armed conflict between his country and the United States, if Washington decided to launch an attack against Syria.
“We can not exclude any possibility, unfortunately, because we have seen war messages leave from Washington,” the diplomat told journalists at the UN headquarters.
On Thursday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country had “irrefutable evidence” of the alleged chemical weapons attack to which the US He promised to respond was a montage of foreign agents.
Concerns about a possible confrontation between Russia and the United States was revived on Wednesday, when President Donald Trump said Moscow must “prepare” because the missiles that would fall on Syria would be “beautiful, new and intelligent.”
For many days, Washington values a military response against the government of Bashar al-Assad, after the alleged attack with chemical weapons against the civilian population of Duma that took place on April 7.
Although initially Trump announced that he would take action in the alleged attack no later than 48 hours, the president and his national security advisers met again Thursday to discuss the possible response, although no final decision was made, as announced by the White House.
Chemical weapons are prohibited by international law and on several occasions the Syrian government has been accused of using them in cities taken by rebels during the internal conflict that has lasted more than seven years.