The state Department said that Russia is responsible for the situation in Syria

The state Department said that Russia is responsible for the situation in Syria

WASHINGTON, APR 6 — RIA Novosti. Russia is responsible for the situation in Syria as one of the guarantors of the armistice, said Thursday a senior representative of the US state Department.


“The use of chemical weapons in Idlib was a crime against humanity. As stated by the U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson, the time has come to reconsider the question of support for the regime (Syrian President Bashar) Assad. Russia bears responsibility, special responsibility, as the guarantor of the truce”, — he told journalists, answering the question about the situation in Idlib.

The national coalition opposition and revolutionary forces of Syria (NKORS) said on Tuesday that about 80 of the victims of the attacks using chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province and 200 wounded. The blame for the attack, the opposition has placed on Syrian government forces. The Syrian army command strongly denied the accusations and blamed on militants and their patrons.

The defense Ministry announced that the Syrian air force struck near the outskirts of the village of Khan shaykhun in Idlib province in the warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, where were the arsenals of chemical weapons, which were delivered to Iraq. The investigation of the incident has already engaged the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, but so far they did not publish any conclusions about the possible culprits.

As stated on Thursday Minister of foreign Affairs of Syria Walid Muallem, Syrian government forces have never used and do not intend to use chemical weapons against civilians and against the terrorists.

As previously reported in the permanent mission to the UN, Russia submitted to the UN security Council a draft resolution on investigation into reports of a chemical attack in the Syrian Idlib, consultations began.

Stocks of chemical weapons were successfully evacuated from Syria, in January 2016, the OPCW declared the complete elimination of chimurenga of the country. For the chemical disarmament of Syria, the organization received in 2013 Nobel peace prize.