Republican Senator John McCain has accused Moscow of supporting the Syrian government forces in the chemical attack in Idlib province. He stated this on Monday, April 10, at a press conference in Belgrade, reports CTV News.
According to American policy, “the Russians knew about the chemical weapons, because they acted with the same base.” Shirt periodically use videoconferencing Russia as airfields, the main point of placement is at the base Hamim.
“I hope that this behavior of Damascus, clearly indicating that cooperation with Moscow will never happen again,” said the Senator. He added that he would not allow the use of airfields loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, if the government troops did not abandon the use of prohibited weapons. “The United States must first tell Russia that this kind of war crime is unacceptable in the modern world”, concluded McCain.
In addition, the politician hopes that the visit to Moscow of Secretary of state Rex Tillerson needs to result in agreement in which “Russia will not allow Syria ever again use chemical weapons”.
Before McCain charged with the administration trump partial blame for the chemical attack in Idlib. He stated that he did not agree with the position Tillerson, according to which the United States must first eliminate the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and then “deal” with the Assad regime.
McCain is known for his anti-Russian stance, blaming Moscow for intervening in almost everything. So, on March 15 he did not like the behavior of the party member Rand Paul during the discussion of the request of Montenegro for membership in NATO, and he said that “the Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.” In response Paul said that the Senator may “slightly crazy”.
4 April it became known about the chemical attack on civilians in Syria’s Idlib province, in which 80 people were killed and about 200 injured. Official Damascus denies any involvement in the incident. On the night of 7 April, the President ordered the United States to strike at the airfield in Shayrat, Syria. Two destroyers of the US Navy was released 59 cruise missiles.