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Trump taunts Russia, says US military response coming in Syria

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President Donald Trump speaks at a event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) President Donald Trump speaks at a event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By Jennifer Hansler CNN

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday that it should "get ready" for a missile strike on Syria, vowing to thwart any missile defenses.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'," Trump wrote. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Trump has been weighing his course of action in Syria following a suspected chemical attack in the country. Trump described the attack as "sick" and criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Trump threatened that there would be a "big price to pay" for the deaths.

Yevgeny Serebrennikov, the first deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's Defense Committee, said Wednesday that Russia would respond immediately if its military in Syria gets hit by a possible US airstrike, according to Russia's state-run news agency Sputnik.

CNN's Sheena McKenzie, Tamara Qiblawi, Frederik Pleitgen and Zahra Ullah contributed to this report.

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