Ex-Syrian army gen.: Assad still has tons of chemical weapons
Ex-Syrian army gen.: Assad still has tons of chemical weapons
Assad: Chemical attack is '100 percent fabrication'
16 April, 2017, 02:59
"Such attempts won't succeed", he said. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable.
Lavrov said the investigation should also be widened to include experts from many nations.
"The United States and their allies should respect Syria's sovereignty and did not afford actions such as the one (took place) on April 7, because they can lead to the most serious consequences not only for regional but also for global security, and for the foundations upon which the worldwide law and world order are based".
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also accused the USA of trying to incite further violence in the region instead of finding a peaceful solution.
Russian Federation vetoed a Western draft United Nations resolution Wednesday saying it failed to mention the need to inspect the area of the attack.
With the West lashing out at the Syrian government of carrying out the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province on April, Trump has joined the chorus and blamed the current situation in Syria on Moscow's support of Assad and called the Syrian leader "an animal".
The U.S. hasn't shown evidence that Assad was responsible for the April 4 attack in Idlib, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where Putin was attending a collective-defense meeting of former Soviet republics.
Lavrov called on the US not to repeat the airstrikes, which he said were part of efforts to oust Assad that won't succeed.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem welcomed worldwide inspectors to visit the base Washington said served as a platform for the attack. The group had earlier certified that Syria disposed of its stockpiles and was dismantling product facilities under a deal Russian Federation helped broker with the U.S.in 2013.
Lavrov said Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances that the USA troops were deployed there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq.
A House Republican aide said it was hard to see a war authorization, formally known as an Authorization for Use of Military Force, moving forward at this point, given that the White House has said it's not planning to go into Syria.
Russia, Iran and Syria want an independent investigation and those opposed to the call "don't have a clear conscience", Lavrov said.
It was the first direct USA military action against Assad's forces since Syria's civil war began six years ago and led to a quick downward spiral in ties between Washington and Moscow. It has conducted an air campaign in Syria since September 2015, saving Assad from imminent collapse and helping reverse military fortunes.
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