The ‘bromance’ between Presidents Trump and Putin is officially over after the U.S. attack on Syria this week.
In the hours following the missile launch, American and Russian diplomats traded strong accusations of each having violated international law.
With rhetoric from the State Department including talk of ‘removing Assad,’ Vladimir Putin is being forced to respond in defense of his client state.
Now he’s warning of ‘extremely serious’ consequences.
What exactly that means remains to be seen, but some analysts are openly discussing a possible path to WWIII or at least a new Cold War.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.
The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base, which the Pentagon says was involved in a chemical weapons attack this week.
It was Trump’s biggest foreign policy decision since taking office in January and the kind of direct intervention in Syria’s six-year-old civil war his predecessor Barack Obama avoided.
The strikes were in reaction to what Washington says was a poison gas attack by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denies it carried out the attack.
They catapulted Washington into confrontation with Russia, which has advisers on the ground aiding its close ally Assad.
“We strongly condemn the illegitimate actions by the U.S. The consequences of this for regional and international stability could be extremely serious,” Russia’s deputy U.N. envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, told a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged that the U.S. strikes were one step away from clashing with Russia’s military.