The state Department said that the US is not concerned about possible provocations in Syria
WASHINGTON, 29 June — RIA Novosti. US does not believe that the terrorists are preparing a provocation in Syria using chemical weapons, told reporters, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
At the briefing Nauert asked whether the United States is concerned about the possibility of provocation by terrorists. She responded with an ironic expression and said, “No”, and then repeated the same answer twice.
Approval Neuert, used chemical weapons to the Syrian government, and “there is no debate”. On the question of whether the United States believe that Syria get rid of chemical weapons in accordance with the Russian-American agreements 2013, the state Department spokesman replied: “No.”
Terrorist groups in Syria are preparing a provocation using chemical weapons in the area of Deraa, by analogy with the situation in Idlib province in may this year, said RIA Novosti informed diplomatic source.
According to him, the provocation is being prepared in the district of Nova-Jassim-angel, information about it obtained from reliable sources military-political leadership of Syria. According to reports, the militants were preparing an operation for the past few weeks.
The recent statements of the military leadership and the US state Department that in the case of the government of Bashar al-Assad of chemical weapons in Syria will be taken “catastrophic measures”, was a powerful motivating factor for the terrorists in the preparation of provocations, said diplomatic sources.
According to him, the purpose of provocation — to provoke the invasion of coalition forces led by the US on Syria, followed by the violent overthrow of the current government in Syria.
He stressed that the Russian side, “June 29, alerted the military leadership of the forces of the US-led international coalition against LIH (banned in Russia — ed.) about the plans of terrorists to carry out such action”.
Messages about the upcoming provocations in Syria appeared first on the eve of the possible meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. As expected, the summit in Germany, the talks will also be held between the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
The white house said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is 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.