Gold Spikes as Russia-US Tensions Rise

Sergio Conner
April 13, 2018

The Foreign Ministry of Russian Federation reacted to the claim of U.S. President Donald Trump toward launching the missile strike at Syria.

Mueller's investigation is approaching its anniversary, but has not produced a single indictment supporting the collusion allegations.

Last month, the United States expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers in a coordinated response with European allies to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom. In any case, Russia-U.S. relations have sunk to a low not seen since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Russian stock market crashed as a result.

USA and Russian forces most recently clashed in February, when US strikes killed dozens of Russian citizens helping Syria's government attack a rebel base.

Ali Akbar Velayati, speaking in the Syrian capital on Thursday, said he visited eastern Ghouta a day earlier, calling the capture of the Damascus suburbs one of the most important victories of the seven-year civil war.

The US' relationship with Russia is worse than the Cold War era, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday and blamed special investigator Robert Mueller's "fake and corrupt" investigations into the Russian meddling in 2016 election for the "bad blood" between the two countries. You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!'.

Speaking after a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting requested by Bolivia over threats of military action in Syria by U.S. President Donald Trump, Nebenzia said the situation was even more risky because Russian troops are in Syria.

Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russian-U.S. military hotline to avoid escalation in the event of a U.S. strike, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active". "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" He adds: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

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Meanwhile, Putin discussed the situation in Syria over the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who authorized a deadly missile attack against Syria's T-4 airfield in Homs province earlier this week.

"They are the guarantors of law and order in the town", RIA news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying.

United States President Donald Trump sent a barrage of tweets on the morning of April 11 targeting Russian Federation and Syria.

General Viktor Poznikhir, of the general staff of the Russian armed forces, said military police will be sent to ensure the security of the town. Any U.S. strike would probably involve the Navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defenses.

"It should be noted that real panic isn't here but across the ocean", he added, "saying bomb shelter sales "took off" in the United States after Donald Trump's election". A USA guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean.

Russia, Syria and its other main backer, Iran, have said reports of the Douma attack were fabricated by rebels and rescue workers and have accused the United States of seeking to use it as a pretext to attack the Syrian government.

'We're rapidly reaching an understanding of what happened on the ground'.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war".

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