Russia has officially warned the US and its allies against “new dangerous steps” in Syria amid the growing concern that Washington may employ force against the internationally-recognized government of the war-torn country following a staged chemical attack in Idlib province.
“We warn the US and its allies against new dangerous steps,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated in response to the question about the development of the situation surrounding the Syrian “chemical dossier,” according to the minstry’s website.
“Despite the fact that the OPCW has repeatedly confirmed the complete destruction of Syria’s military chemical potential under international control, a row of accusations and threats were again brought down to Damascus in connection with its supposed intention to use chemical agents in the province of Idlib.”
On September 11, the UN Security Council held a meeting on the situation in Syria following the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit in Tehran. During the meeting, the Russian representative Vasily Nebenzya called on the US-led bloc to reveal publicy its plans for Syria and stated that terrorists must not be allowed to hold civilians hostage in the Syrian province of Idlib.
“Terrorists must not be shielded because they all are one way or another linked to Al-Qaeda (outlawed in Russia) – the group we all started to fight after the Nine Eleven attacks,” Nebenzya said.