Russian Federation gathers ships near Syria against USA threat over chemical weapons

Russian Federation gathers ships near Syria against USA threat over chemical weapons

Russian Federation gathers ships near Syria against USA threat over chemical weapons

"This provocation with the active participation of the British special services will serve as another pretext for the US, United Kingdom and France to conduct a missile strike on the Syrian government and infrastructure", Konashenkov said.

The accusation comes after National Security Adviser John Bolton said the USA will respond very strongly if the Syrian government uses chemical warfare.

Russian Federation is claiming the U.K.is supporting rebels who are planning to stage a chemical attack in Syria to frame the government.

Syria surrendered its stockpile of chemical weapons in 2014 to a joint mission led by the United States and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which oversaw the destruction of the weaponry.

Militants are being poised to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to frame Damascus, providing a pretext for retaliatory strikes.

Bolton said Putin had agreed that "Iranian interests in Syria were not conterminous with Russian interests in Syria and that he would be content to see the Iranian forces all sent back to Iran".

"Using chemical weapons terrorizes civilians, so raising fear serves one objective: It is especially demoralizing those who oppose" Syrian President Bashar Assad, Borshchevskaya told Business Insider, adding that Assad may look to chemical weapons because his conventional military has weakened over seven years of conflict.

Russian Federation on August 27 accused the United States of positioning warships and cruise missiles around the Mediterranean in preparation for a massive attack on Syria - charges that the Pentagon denied. Russia's navy buildup around Syria represents the biggest since Moscow kicked off its intervention in Syria with its sole aircraft carrier in 2015.

"Not because the USA can not wipe out the flotilla of vessels if they want to", said Lamrani, but because the United States wouldn't risk sparking World War III with Russian Federation over Syria's government gassing its civilians.

Speaking to reporters in Washington Tuesday, Nauert said senior USA officials engaged with their Russian counterparts to "encourage Russia to make this point very clear to Damascus".

Turkey's foreign minister has spoken out against the possible attack and offered to work with Russian Federation to prevent an attack from Syria.

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