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However, on the other hand, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Lt. Col. Damien Pickart reportedly told Russia's TASS news agency on Wednesday the two sides are still using special military channels to prevent military incidents in Syrian air space and on the ground. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming", adding his disapproval of Moscow's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The crisis was due to be discussed later on Monday at the Security Council, with the U.S. circulating a draft resolution for a new independent inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier in the day warned that "making any deductions is wrong and dangerous" over the apparent poison gas attack on Douma.

To which Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, shot back on her Facebook page: "Great idea". Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted that "missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting global terrorism in its territory for several years".

As the fallout continued on Monday, US President Donald Trump pledged to soon announce "major decisions" over the attack, while his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, warned against "provocation".

Trump says on Twitter Wednesday: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria". "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime, saying it could trigger a direct military clash.

James Mattis, AMERICA defence executive secretary, did not eliminate any type of military action against the armies of Syrian Head Bashar al-Assad, even though United States emissary to the UN, Nikki Haley, cautioned Washington was prepared to "respond" to the attack despite whether the Security Committee took action or not. Syria denies the accusation.