Kremlin says won't take part in Trump's 'Twitter diplomacy'

AFP , Wednesday 11 Apr 2018

Dmitry Peskov
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 26, 2018. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it would not take part in "Twitter diplomacy", after US President Donald Trump tweeted that "missiles will be coming" to Syria.

"We do not take part in Twitter-diplomacy. We support serious approaches. As ever, we believe it is important not to take steps that could damage an already fragile situation," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in comments reported by news agencies.

Trump tweeted that strikes could be expected in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria's Douma, telling regime-backer Russia to "get ready".

The message comes one day after Russia vetoed a US-drafted resolution at the UN Security Council to set up a panel to identify the perpetrators of Saturdays' alleged toxic gas attacks.

Russia has said its military specialists found no evidence of a chemical attack, and suggested that rebels staged or spread rumors of an attack to pin the blame on Damascus.


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