The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the press Secretary of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert about Washington’s reluctance to provide confirmation of the conclusions of the American side about the preparation of the new authorities of Syria of a chemical attack. About this Zakharov wrote on his page in Facebook.
“From the past we (all) know that the Bush regime had applied the falsification of facts about the presence of WMD [weapons of mass destruction] in Iraq against their own people to implement military aggression against the country. This causes us serious concern,” wrote the Russian diplomat.
Earlier on 28 June, Nauert stated that the data on the training of Syrian authorities new himataki no one would make public, as this is intelligence information.
“From the past we know that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people, and this causes us serious concern,” said state Department spokesman, quoted in RIA Novosti. According to her, the United States will not believe in the statements of Damascus about the lack of preparation for conducting himataki.
April 4 at the Syrian town of Khan shaykhun was dumped chemical munitions, which killed 87 people, injured about 200. The Syrian opposition and Western countries accuse the air force attack the government troops. In Damascus said that the army did not use and not to use chemical weapons on the battlefield.
Three days later, 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.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said in this regard that Russia considers the incident with the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun as a provocation aimed at undermining the ceasefire and the political process in the country.