Lavrov: we are unable to act on the principle of hero Schwarzenegger trust me


RIA Novosti

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov commented on the US statement on the fact that they allegedly have evidence against Damascus in the incident in the Syrian town of Khan Sheyhun.

“We were told confidentially that the American colleagues have conclusive evidence almost on a roll call list of those Syrian officials, the military who took the decision to use chemical weapons. And all other facts which relate to the incident on 4 April. But, of course, these facts to share with us can not. But we can’t act on the principle that the hero of Schwarzenegger outlined the words trust me”, — said Lavrov.

He stressed that Russia prefers the principle of “trust, but verify”.

April 4, the Syrian opposition claimed the attack using chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, accusing it of Syria.

Damascus denied the charges and blamed the chemical attack on militants.