"Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War".
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that President Emmanuel Macron would decide whether to launch an attack over the "non-respect of the global convention against chemical weapons", which is a "red line" for France. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"
The "Gas Killing Animal" appeared to be a reference to Assad, whose forces allegedly used chemical weapons against dissident civilian population in Syria.
Zakharova described the allegations as fake, but said the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog should investigate them.
"I have no reason to believe that that's going to happen", Ryan said at a news conference. During the interview, he also said Russian Federation has made progress freeing numerous Syrian rebel-held strongholds.
Syria has firmly denied any links to the attack, which reportedly killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 others.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump did not mean that Mueller was the only reason for bad relations with Russian Federation, but that the Kremlin actions in Syria and Ukraine also played a role.
Speaking after a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting requested by Bolivia over threats of military action in Syria by U.S. President Donald Trump, Nebenzia said the situation was even more risky because Russian troops are in Syria.
That incident prompted the U.S. to launch several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. So the three countries are discussing a range of options, including preventing Assad from conducting future attacks by striking military capabilities involved in carrying out such attack, the official said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that the sanctions were US protectionism - particularly in the metals sector - in disguise.
Erdogan said he'll talk to Putin later on Thursday, a day after he talked to President Donald Trump about Syria.
"We can not tolerate with a war criminal", the emir said, adding, "This matter should end immediately".
The warning came after the top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called a strike on the Syria's T4 Air Base "Israel's crime" and said it would "not remain without response".
The U.S. and its allies have threatened to respond militarily to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus last weekend.
President Bashar al-Assad's government - which receives military backing from Russian Federation - denies being behind any chemical attack, a BBC report said.
The relationship between Washington and Moscow has plunged to a new low, as the United States expelled 60 Russian diplomats and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle in a concerted action with Britain and other Western nations over an ex-spy poisoning case, which took place last month.