During a weekly press briefing on September 20, Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zakharova warned that a threat of staged chemical attack in Idlib province is still high.
According to Zakharova, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is supplying its allied militant groups with chemical agents with this purpose. She further noted that containers with sarin have been delivered to the national hospital in the city of Idlib.
The diplomat added that the White Helments could play a key role in the upcoming provocation. Women and chidren may become victims of the staged attack, she said.
Zakharova said that threats of the US to carry out a military attack on Syria in the case of chemical weapons usage are undermining attempts to promote a peaceful settlement in the war-torn country.