Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack: Putin

from Press TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had no role in the April chemical attack in Idlib Province, describing the incident as the West’s pretext to continue its pressure against Damascus.

“According to our information, there is no proof that chemical weapons were used by Assad. We are convinced that he did not do it,” Putin said in a Tuesday interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro.

The allegation was a way of “explaining to the international community why it was necessary to continue to impose measures to pressure Assad, including militarily,” Putin added.

The remarks came a day after new French President Emmanuel Macron, whose country blames Assad for the attack, slammed the use of chemical weapons in Syria as a red line for Paris which would result in reprisals…

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One Response

  1. It is amazing to reflect on Putin and his steady progress in the ME, he met with a prince from SA this weekend in Russia and the King will be coming in September. I wish him every success and would dearly love his people to initiate negotiations for a swift peace in Yemen

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