Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an interview with RIA Novosti called the incident in town of Khan shaykhun Idlib provocation, noting that no chemical attack was not.
The Syrian government army strikes on targets of militants in Khan Sheyhun, but didn’t use the chemical weapons. The attack was carried out at the wrong time, which indicate the Western countries.
Assad added that the statements of the alleged chemical attack occurred, was necessary only in order to justify the American attack on the airbase Shirt.
“If there was a gas leak or attack (…), how would the city continued to live as before? They evacuated the population of Khan shaykhun. The city is not left for any one person, life continued in a familiar vein, and there’s their version, had used weapons of mass destruction,” the President said.
On the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to launch a missile attack on the airfield shirt used by Syrian government aircraft. In all there were 58 cruise missiles. It was made after April 4, the Syrian opposition said about the alleged use loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of chemical weapons in Idlib province, resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus his involvement in the incident denies.