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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lavrov called the true purpose of the attack on the United States base in Syria


Aggressive US actions in Syria and pandering to foreign aggression in the country confirmed Washington’s intention to overthrow the current Syrian leadership. This statement was made by the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Moscow conference on international security.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

“The recent rocket attack on US airbase in Syria, which has become a grave violation of international law and an act of aggression against a sovereign state,” – said Lavrov.

A similar subtext, according to Lavrov, is present in the United States attempt to block the investigation of the incident with chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun. “Such attempts only reinforce doubts about the cleanliness of those who are trying to exploit the incident on April 4 to change the agenda,” – said the Minister.

Recall, April 4, the so-called Syrian moderate opposition said about 80 victims of a chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province. The responsibility of the opponents of Bashar Assad was laid on the government forces, who in response, denied the allegations and reminded that the entire Arsenal of chemical weapons was shipped out of the country under the control of the OPCW. Nevertheless, the United States, with no documentary evidence of possible guilt of Damascus, on the night of April 7 attacked a Syrian military base Shirt. Many experts have pointed out the similarity of this step with similar but more large-scale decision 2003 – the beginning of the war in Iraq.

This, in particular, said today the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev. He noted that the first 100 days of the new American administration shows that this government merely repeats the mistakes of their predecessors.

As noted Wednesday, Lavrov, in his opinion, do they try to use to cancel the resolutions of the Security Council of the UN 2254 (which refers to the respect for the sovereignty of Syria and the possibility of political regime change only through democratic process).

“A provocation like what happened in Khan Sheyhun require professional investigation under the auspices of the OPCW”, – said Lavrov.

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