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Russian official: International relations should not depend on the mood of one person

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – International relations should not depend on the mood of one person when he wakes up in the morning, in a clear reference to US President Donald Trump, the Russian news agency quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Friday.

Trump warned in a terse Wednesday morning that the missiles were “coming” in response to a chemical weapons attack believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government forces on the city of Douma. Russia is Syria’s most important military ally in the civil war.

“We can not rely on the mood of a person on the other side of the ocean when he wakes up, or on what a particular person suddenly makes decisions in the morning,” Tvorskowski said at a Krasnoyarsk conference.

“We are not ready for such risks.”
Trump cast doubt on at least the timing of any US-led military action in another gambit on Thursday. “I never said when the attack on Syria would happen. It may be very close and may not be so.”

The White House said in a statement on Thursday that Trump had met with his national security team to discuss the situation in Syria “and no final decision has been taken.”