President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning what appeared to be his first confirmation of intended military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and its allies after a devastating chemical attack over the weekend. Trump specifically singled out Moscow, tweeting: "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!'"
After his threat, Trump then appeared to extend an olive branch by tweeting, "we need all nations to work together."
Russian officials have warned that missiles aimed at Syrian regime targets "would be shot down and their launch sites targeted," the BBC reports. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that its partners have reported 500 people affected by Saturday's chemical weapons attack.