Russia has warned the USA and its allies in the West ‘not to play with fire in Syria’. Russia’s foreign minister says the US and its western allies are planning to stage a chemical weapons attack in a bid to justify a new strike against Syrian targets.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that a staged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province may trigger a US-led attack on the forces loyal to Damascus.
He said, “A new provocation is being prepared by the West to hamper the anti-terrorist operation in Idlib. We have facts on the table and have issued a strong warning to our Western partners through our Defense Ministry and our Foreign Ministry not to play with fire.”
The US had earlier stated that it would retaliate to a possible chemical attack by the Syrian government, using more firepower than it did in April.
Meanwhile, the Russian military has reported that a group of militants in Syria was preparing a provocation, in which chlorine gas would be used to frame the Syrian government forces. The incident would be used by the US and its allies to justify a new attack against the country, similar to what happened in April, according to the claim.