Alwaght-The United States’ planned missile strike against Syria may destroy evidence related with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, Russia has said.
"Smart missiles" should fly towards terrorists and not the legitimate government, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page commenting on US President Donald Trump’s tweet that Russia should be ready to shoot down missiles fired at Syria.
"Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not the legitimate government which has been fighting against international terrorism in its territory for several years," Zakharova said.
In his latest Twitter message, US President Donald Trump wrote that, "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart...”
The United States’ hypothetical missile strike against Syria may destroy evidence related with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, Zakharova said. "Have the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) inspectors been warned smart missiles will eliminate all alleged chemical weapons-related evidence on the ground?" she said. "Or is the real purpose to promptly eliminate the traces of a provocation using smart missile strikes to create a situation where international inspectors will have no evidence to look for?"
On Monday, US President Donald Trump said that Washington had "a lot of options militarily" on Syria, adding that a decision would be made in 24 to 48 hours.