Russia threatens ‘real war’ with US in Syria as Boris Johnson calls for sanctions

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LONDON — Russia has warned of a “real war” with the US if they attempt to issue them with an ultimatum over their support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson will on Monday call for Western powers to impose sanctions on Russia if it fails to cut ties with Assad following his chemical weapons attack on his own civilians.

However, the Russian embassy in London warned of a “real war” if the US and its allies impose any such ultimatum.

Any such threat by the G7 nations “brings us to real war” they warned, before questioning the leadership of US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Johnson.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.