US threats to Syria’s legitimate government unacceptable – Kremlin

US threats to Syria’s legitimate government unacceptable – Kremlin

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer © Nicholas Kamm / AFP

27 Jun, 2017


Russia has slammed Washington’s threats against the Syrian government following a recent White House statement alleging that President Bashar Assad’s forces are preparing to use chemical weapons.

“I am not aware of any information or threat of using chemical weapons,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Tuesday.

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement claiming the US “has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians.”

“We heard about this statement. We don’t know what it’s based on. And, of course, we strongly disagree with the wording ‘another attack,’ because, as you know, despite all the demands of the Russian side, there was no independent international investigation of the previous tragedy with the use of chemical weapons. We do not believe it is possible to rest the responsibility on the Syrian armed forces,” Peskov said.

Washington blames the April attack, which killed dozens of civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib Governorate, on the Assad government. Moscow and Damascus both slammed the lack of definitive evidence to prove the accusations.

The Kremlin spokesman also warned of potential provocations by terrorists.

“You know that cases of the use of toxic chemical agents by militants of Islamic state [IS, formerly ISIS/SIL] and other criminal groups have been established on multiple occasions. There certainly is the potential danger of such provocations recurring,” Peskov stated.

Any threats against the Syrian government are “unacceptable,” according to Peskov, who reiterated the call for an investigation into the attack in Idlib.

“Without carrying out an investigation it is impossible, illegitimate and absolutely wrong, in regards to achieving the final goals on Syrian reconcilement, to put the blame on Assad. Of course, we consider unacceptable any such threats to the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the spokesman said, adding that Moscow considers any use of toxic chemical agents inappropriate.

Syria has denied White House allegations of preparing to use chemical weapons, saying they “foreshadowed a ‘diplomatic battle’” in the UN, according to AP, citing the minister for national reconciliation, Ali Haidar.


One Response to “US threats to Syria’s legitimate government unacceptable – Kremlin”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Unqualified Minister for War, Traitor and liar Fallon supports his puppetmasters despite the complete lack of evidence putting our nation at grave risk should the situation in Syria escalate. The US regards the UK as a handy target to soak up Russian missile inventory should war break out. Traitor Fallon betrays us all !

    Daily Mail —

    Britain will support fresh US retaliation against chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime, the Defence Secretary said today.

    Sir Michael Fallon made clear that the UK is ready to stand with its ally after the White House warned that Bashar Assad’s military is preparing another chemical attack against rebel forces.

    But he said the Americans had not yet shared any intelligence about the threat.

    Sir Michael said Britain had backed the Donald Trump when the US president mounted missile strikes against Assad’s forces following a devastating chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians last April.

    ‘As always in war, the military action you use must be justified, it must be legal, it must proportionate, it must be necessary. In the last case it was,’ Sir Michael told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

    ‘If the Americans take similar action again, I want to be very clear – we will support it.’

    The White House said in a statement overnight that it had evidence chemical weapons were being prepared.

    Fallon is America’s whore !

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