Ankara Has ‘Strong Suspicion’ Damascus Behind Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

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In the light of the unconfirmed media reports of dozens of people being killed in an alleged chemical attack in Douma, US President Trump blamed Moscow and Tehran for backing “animal Assad,” while Russian authorities have strongly denied allegations and warned against military actions against Syria.

“We strongly condemn the attack and we have the strong suspicion it was carried out by the regime, whose record on the use of chemical weapons is known by the international community,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The ministry added that the alleged attack proves that UNSC resolutions on chemical weapons were “once again” ignored and called for a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

At the same time, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put the blame for the attack on Syria, accusing Russia and Iran of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, claiming Damascus would pay a “big price.”

In its turn, Moscow has denounced the news reports about the attack as hoaxes and warned against military attacks against Syrian areas where Russian troops are deployed.

At the same time, the Russian Defense Ministry noted that the allegations of chemical weapons’ use had been spread by NGOs, including the infamous White Helmets, who have been repeatedly busted faking their reports.

State Dept Says Dozens May Have Been Killed in Syrian Douma by Chemical Weapons

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