Pushkov about the actions of the US in Syria: Washington just waiting for a pretext to strike
MOSCOW, 29 Jun — RIA Novosti. Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov, commenting on the placement of the U.S. ships and planes for an attack on Syria, said that Washington is just waiting for a pretext to strike.
The white house said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad allegedly preparing a new chemical attack, and threatened that in case of its implementation is the price of the Syrian government will be high. Damascus has rejected the allegations. CNN, citing several anonymous sources reported that the United States has deployed ships and planes for the attacking positions for a possible attack on the airbase in Syria but is not planning to attack.
“The United States alerted the forces of the Navy and the air force and only waiting for a pretext to strike at Syria. Assad the pretext they will not. The perfect time to provocations”, — wrote Pushkov in his microblog on Twitter.
Syrian opposition April 4, said about 80 victims and 200 wounded in an attack using chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun. The culprit of the attack, she called the Syrian government troops, who in reply strongly rejected the accusations and blamed on militants and their patrons. The Syrian authorities stressed that they never used chemical weapons against civilians and terrorists, and the entire chemical Arsenal of the country was taken under control of the OPCW.