April 11, 2017 – Fort Russ News
RIA Novosti – Translated by Kristina Kharlova
MOSCOW, 11 APR — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the current situation around Syria is reminiscent of the events preceding the beginning of the US military campaign in Iraq.
According to the President, he discussed this issue with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella at the meeting, which was held on Tuesday.
“I said this is strongly reminiscent of the events of 2003, when representatives of the United States in the security Council (UN) have demonstrated, allegedly, chemical weapons discovered in Iraq. Then began a clear campaign in Iraq, and it ended with the destruction of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the emergence of ISIS on the international stage, no more, no less,” — said Putin.
In his opinion, the same thing is happening now.
“And again their partners nod in agreement. Citing our wonderful [comedy] writers Ilf and Petrov, I want to say: “This is boring, ladies”. We have all seen and watched this before,” — said Putin.