Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem says that US threats to strike the war-torn country will not halt the liberation of Idlib from militants.
“The intended aggression won’t affect our people’s morale nor will it sway our military plans to liberate Idlib,” Muallem told the Russian state media. “This is not the first time that the United States, Great Britain and France have cooked up a scheme for a chemical weapons incident. It happened earlier in the Damascus suburb of Douma, when these countries decided not to wait for the results of an international investigation and conducted a trilateral strike on Syria. However, the Syrian people manned up to and scoffed off that aggression. They celebrated as they watched Syrian rockets down missiles launched by the aggressors.”
The diplomat said that the US-led bloc is going to justify its attack by a staged chemical weapons use incident in the province.
“They [the US and its allies] are providing the White Helmets with tools to stage a false flag chemical weapons incident and shoot it in a village in the Idlib province,” he said noting that “this video footage is planned to be used as an excuse for a future aggression.”