Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump urged Russia on Wednesday that it should “get ready” for cruise missiles strike on Syria, vowing to thwart any missile defenses.
The public prompting of US military discord with Russia is sure to raise frictions in an once volatile situation and contribute more confusion to US program in the region. Trump stated earlier this month — before the weekend’s supposed chemical attack on civilians at the handwritings of the Assad regime — that he wanted to withdraw US units from Syria. Wednesday’s statement is also notable because Trump has criticized his predecessors for publicly telegraphing US military action.
Trump appeared to softened his hyperbole in a follow-up tweet Wednesday morning, mentioning there is “no reason” for the U’Ss degenerating affair with Russia and that “we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race? “