The UN Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors today to discuss the threat of military action against Syria today.
It comes after a chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held city of Douma at the weekend, which killed some 70 people and injured up to 500 more.
Tensions increased further yesterday after US President Donald Trump warned Russia to “get ready” for a missile strike in the war-torn country.
Last night however, the White House said the president was still assessing the American response – with all options remaining on the table.
Moscow and the Syrian regime deny that the gas attack took place or that either regime was involved.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has called emergency meeting of her cabinet amid reports she is ready to give the green light for the UK to join any military action.
French President Emanuel Macron has called for a “strong, united and resolute” response.
Russia has threatened to respond firmly to any military action against the Syrian Government.
The country’s president has Vladimir Putin has called for a calming of tensions.