Russia would take all political and military measures if necessary should the United States deliver a strike on Syria, Chairman of the Defense Committee of Russia’s State Duma Vladimir Shamanov stated on April 10, according to the country’s state-run news agency TASS.
“The politics of double standards have hit rock bottom. And here the United Russia party conscientiously states that all political, diplomatic and military measures if necessary will be taken. No illegal action will remain unanswered”, Sharmanov said.
Shamanov stressed that Russia’s possible measures need to be considered and responsible adding that the number of countries involved in the Syrian conflict has increased.
“In total violation of international rules, a couple of Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace, delivered a strike on a neighboring sovereign country…directly on an airfield of the Syrian army. So, the number of countries involved in the conflict is rising”.
He further claimed that the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma had been an absolute provocation:
“Today military chemists have confirmed in the presence of members of Syria’s administration that no traces were found in the hospital where these fakes were made, and no victims have been confirmed and discovered”.
Shamanov’s statement comes amid open US preparations to take military actions against the Syrian government, the move, which may lead to a new regional conflict or even a global war.
Recently it became known that US President Donald Trump had canceled his expected trip to South America. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the US president “will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.”