A potential hot war between Russia and the coalition of the United States, Britain and France might have inched closer to reality tonight, as a strong statement was issued by the Russian Ambassador to the United States of America in reponse to tonight’s coalition air strikes on Syria.

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Russia has vowed that an attack on Syria would not go unanswered, issuing several statements to that effect in the days before tonight’s bombing. Some Russian statements indicated that the Syrian events were a false flag and might have been done as a pretext to attack Syria.

The Russian statements were forcefully rejected by the United States, with President Donald Trump telling the Russians that missles were on the way.

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov’s statement promised that tonight’s bombardment would not go unaswered. Here is the statement in full:

The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard.

A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London, and Paris.

Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.

The U.S., the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to blame other countries.