Russian Foreign Ministry: Syria being responsible for the Duma chemical attack is “fake news”

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MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected as fake news Saturday’s reports on a chemical attack carried out by the Syrian government forces in Douma near Damascus, according to TASS.

“Fake news on the use of chlorine or other chemical agents by the government forces continue,” the ministry said. “Another piece of such fabricated information on the alleged chemical attack in Douma emerged yesterday.”

“The goal of these false speculations, which are not substantiated by any facts, is to cover up terrorists and irreconcilable radical opposition, which opposes political settlement, and to simultaneously try to justify potential external military strikes,” the ministry said.

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“It is necessary to once again caution that military intervention under false and fabricated pretexts in Syria, where the Russian servicemen stay at the request of the legitimate government, is absolutely unacceptable and may trigger the gravest consequences,” the ministry said.

Despite there being no investigations or evidence that the Syrian government is responsible, US President Donald Trump has had another brain meltdown and in a series of tweets warned that Syria, Iran and Russia would pay a “big price”. See his detachment from reality here or alternatively read why it was most likely not the government responsible for the attack.



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