World leaders continue to weigh up military action in response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria over the weekend.
Top officials in the U.K. are scheduled to convene on Thursday after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for talks to work out the country's response to the situation in Syria. The scheduled meeting follows reports Westminster has ordered submarines to move within missile range of the war-torn nation in readiness for potential strikes.
The prospect of British military action comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump taunted Russia with the threat of imminent missile strikes in Syria. The Kremlin immediately responded to the U.S. president, saying missiles "should fly toward terrorists," and not its own legal government bases in the Middle Eastern country.
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