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Russia's latest conspiracy theory: Syria chemical attack 'fabricated' by a foreign power

15 April 2018, 07:11 | Brandon Parsons

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U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed the attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there wasn't "much of a doubt" he was behind the strike.

Ms Zakharova suggested that Western media bore some responsibility for the strikes, claiming the White House cited "multiple media sources" on the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Moscow also said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, where it is a permanent member, to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the U.S. and its allies.

The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced reports of the chemical strike in Douma as "fake news" spread by the Syrian volunteer civic defense group called the White Helmets.

A fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is expected to head to Douma, the site of the suspected attack.

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"As for the channels - and they are periodical conversations between presidents and quite regular channels between the military - they are being used", the minister said. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims. The US and its allies ignored the facts presented by the Syrian government and the Russian side, which proved that the suspected chemical incident was staged, the Foreign Ministry added. The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad.

Russian Federation and the United States are using their channels of communications on Syria, according to Lavrov.

"And special services of a country, which is now seeking to be in the first ranks of the Russophobic campaign, were involved in this", Lavrov said. "They may be only welcomed by those who are overseas and expect to hide out while continuing efforts to destroy this entire region in order to keep advancing their geopolitical projects here", he added.

Russian Federation has dismissed the purported chemical attack as fake and strongly warned the USA and its allies against launching a military strike in Syria.

The ministry has strongly condemned the US-led military action against Syria, calling it an "act of aggression", which violates the UN Charter.



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