Matvienko spoke about the common objectives of Moscow and Riyadh

Valentina Matvienko

Russia and Saudi Arabia are United by the desire to unite in the fight against terrorism. On Sunday, April 16, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko, reports TASS.

The Senator said that during his visit to Riyadh discussed with the chair of the Advisory Board (also known as the Majlis ash-Shura — approx. “Of the”) U.S. strikes on the Syrian air base. She stressed that Russia will not accept the use of chemical weapons, but before to press charges, it is necessary to conduct an independent investigation.

Matviyenko added that Russia does not want countries to come up with a reason for the invasion of a sovereign state, as happened in Iraq.

April 4 was made of a chemical attack on opposition-controlled Syrian town of Khan shaykhun (Idlib). According to the world health organization, 84 people have been killed, almost 600 injured.

Some countries, such as United States, accused Damascus in the use of chemical weapons. Three days later the us military by order of the President of Donald trump has struck cruise missiles on a government air base Shirt (province of HOMS), where, as suggested in Washington, Syrian planes flew in Khan Shaykhun.