Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

‘US info campaign against Syria is intervention warning sign’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

Latest news

    View the original article:

    The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

    “The campaign, which was started by the US and is being backed by London and Paris, on the alleged chemical attack that is claimed to be prepared by Damascus, is not original, it’s a textbook script, which has already been used in several countries in the region,” Zakharova said.

    Read more

    Moscow warns Washington against ‘incendiary, provocative action’ in Syria

    In 2013, for example, “a provocation with the alleged use of chemical weapons became an excuse for a [potential] direct Western intervention in Syria. The situation was salvaged only by Russia’s decisive stance,” the official said.

    Following the incident in April of this year, when the US leadership claimed a chemical weapons attack had been carried out by Syrian government forces in Khan Shaykhun, Washington is not doing anything that hasn’t been seen before, Zakharova added.

    “The current information attack is very likely a warning sign of an intervention. The story will be the same: an incident happens on the territory controlled by the terrorists, civilian casualties follow. The so-called opposition – de facto the same jihadists, not very different from IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL] and Al-Qaeda, but who are still getting help from the US and allies – announce yet another ‘crime by the regime,’” Zakharova said.

    The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman even pointed out potential locations for such incidents: Sarrakab and Ar-Riha, where Moscow “believes that such a staged [chemical weapons] attack is being prepared.”

    Read more

    US envoy Nikki Haley: No place for Assad in post-ISIS Syria

    The US’ claims on an alleged chemical attack being prepared by Damascus aren’t only aimed against the Syrian authorities, but also against Russia, the Zakharova said.

    “The situation seems to be a massive provocation, both military and information-wise, a provocation which targets not only the Syrian leadership, but also Russia,” the spokeswoman said.

    “These accusations and threats sound cynical amid the background of the blatantly illegal activities of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition fighting against the sovereign state of Syria,” the official added, referring to the US attack in April on the Shayrat airbase, as well as “mass civilian casualties in the coalition strikes in Raqqa and elsewhere.”

    “Only during Ramadan, AFP reported the death toll of 500 civilians, who weren’t connected to the terrorists in any way,” Zakharova said.

    In the same category are

    ‘Alien fossil’ mystery: Age, origin & bizarre mutations of baffling 5-inch skeleton revealed Back in 2003 conspiracy theorists were in a tizzy following the discovery of an alien-like skeleton in a remote Chilean town. Theories spread about th...
    Russian-speaking minority in Latvia protests against new legislative attack on their identity Latvia’s largest opposition party has called for the reversal of education reforms that threaten Russian-language classes in the country’s schools, cl...
    ‘Suspicious’ microwave causes City of London lock-down, Twitter takes the p**s The City of London went into lockdown on Friday morning amid a bomb alert over a suspicious package, which turned out to be an old microwave. The item...
    Samba in the snow: Russia beat Brazil 6-0…in fan friendly game before Moscow international Fans of Team Russia hosted their counterparts from Brazil in Moscow for a kickabout in the lead up to their two countries’ international friendly. The...
    Free showers to be available in Moscow for football fans attending World Cup matches Football fans visiting Moscow for the FIFA World Cup this summer will be able to take advantage of free showers and sanitation rooms offered by Russia...
    EU recalls Russia envoy, backs UK belief Moscow ‘highly likely’ responsible for Skripal poisoning EU leaders see “no plausible alternative explanation” for the Skripal poisoning and are set to recall their ambassador to Russia for consultations, pr...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *