State Department comments Putin & Assad embrace – and it’s as convoluted as always


November 23 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

NTV  – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Heather Nauert, US State Department spokeswoman has today stated; “I think everyone saw the picture of Putin embracing Assad – and you know how we feel about chemical weapons attacks. I think this photo shows that Russia has a certain responsibility in trying to help Syria.” 

The US previously accused Assad of being responsible for chemical attacks in Khan Sheikhun. The Syrian authorities responded that they had never used poisonous substances against civilians and terrorists, and the entire chemical arsenal of the country had been exported from the country under the control of the OPCW. 

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The US, without demonstrating any evidence of the guilt of the Syrian military and not listening to Russia’s call for a thorough investigation, struck at the Syrian military base of Shayrat on the night of April 7.

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