MFA responds to allegations of “chemical weapons” attacked the US air base in Syria


RIA Novosti

The assertion that the airbase in the Syrian province of HOMS, which informed Washington suffered a missile strike, was the nerve gas sarin, unsubstantiated, said the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov. “Now appeared allegations that subjected to missile attack by the Syrian air force base was a chemical warfare agent sarin, unproven,” reports his words TASS.

He called these statements “a clumsy attempt” to justify running counter to international law actions.

Ulyanov also said that Russian accusations of covering up the use of chemical weapons is a lie.

“As for accusations that Russia seems to cover the use by Damascus of chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun April 4 this year, that is a shameless lie”, – said the diplomat.

He added that Moscow supports a thorough trial in question, urging them not to make “irresponsible judgments” which are based on unverified information from “discredited sources” in particular, “White helmets”, “who has repeatedly been caught on candid fake and staged stunts”.

We will remind, in the night of Friday at Syrian airbase on the orders of the President of the United States Donald trump was hit with cruise missiles Tomahawk. Killed at least 10 people.