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Russia responds to Trump’s threat of Syria missile strike

The spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry responds to US President Donald Trump’s warning of American missile strikes on Syria.

“Smart missiles must strike terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism on its territory for several years,” Maria Zakharova says, according to the Sputnik news agency.

Trump’s threat to fire “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles at Syria was prompted by Russia’s warning it will shoot down any missiles fired at Syria, where Moscow is backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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